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Protecting Gullah/Geechee Sacred Grounds

The Gullah/Geechee Nation is seeing an onslaught of disrespect to sacred grounds from the Carolinas to Florida as newcomers seek to build along waterways and in historic areas. As a result, native Gullah/Geechees are coming together to call on the world to stand with us to protect these sacred areas and to honor the ancestors and family that have been resting in these sacred spaces.

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Save the Weeping Time @GullahGeechee Historic Community!

There is richness in the community of West Savannah that has yet to be tapped and this shelter is not the appropriate mechanism for tapping that richness.  On this 162nd anniversary of The Weeping Time Auction, West Savannah residents are fighting for a fair chance by wanting to use the grounds of this sacred asset to benefit and uplift this community. So, tell Mayor Van Johnson and the Savannah City Council that you stand with the Gullah/Geechee family in West Savannah, GA and you are crying out, but will weep no more!   Sign the petition TODAY: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-van-johnson-and-savannah-city-council-save-the-weeping-time-historic-community-stand-with-savannah-s-gullah-geechee-family

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“The Weeping Time” and De Gullah/Geechee Ooman

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) ©2014 All Rights Reserved.  Do not reproduce without citation. As my ancestors walked out that morning, they had no words to say They were unsure why they all were being taken out that day. Marched away from a plantation that they had reshaped to be home …

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