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I Was Free and They Should Be Free! Harriet Tubman Journey of the Gullah/Geechee

“The most important thing was that I had a purpose-to get my kin out of bondage by any means.”
• Harriet Tubman #UndergroundWGN

I sat this evening watching and listening, meditating and feeling. I had to hold the shouting for later as I sat in the clearing listening to Harriet Tubman.

This was not the first time that I listened to Harriet Tubman. I have heard her speak to my soul for decades through pages and on stages as I told her story and how it linked to my people in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. This was a story never written in the pages…

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Hollywood’s “Underground” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Many that come to St. Helena Island seek out two of their natives that are known around the world-Queen Quet and American Idol winner, Candice Glover. They will get a chance to see them on their screens from the comfort of their own homes shortly as these two get to proudly represent their ancestors on “Underground” which premieres on WGN on March 8th. They want everyone to RISE UP and tune in! E gwine be a time!

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“Underground” Gullah/Geechee Journey

Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and WGN Underground

I thought that with the successful progress of what is being done for Harriet Tubman now including the possibility of her being on a US bill, there was nothing left to engage in regarding this part of the freedom story. So, I continued on with this modern day freedom fight which is quite a journey. Along the way, I got an email saying that folks from “Underground” would like to talk to you. I had to verify that this was the WGN TV folks and that this was actually true. I recalled how in Season 1 they sang a Gullah/Geechee song and how I felt that our energy had reached them, but it is only when we are together that the polyrhythmic energy gets strong.

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“Go Down Moses!” Harriet Tubman in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) “Go Down Moses!  Way down een Egypt lan and tell ole Pharoah let my people go!” Mother Moses aka Araminta Harriet Tubman Ross is someone that I have had a long term relationship with.  The first book that I ever took out of a library on …

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Story of the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Seminole History and the Underground Railroad on Florida TV

FLORIDA CROSSROADS FLORIDA’S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: SOUTHERN ROUTE TO FREEDOM Centuries before a secret network was formed to help slaves escape to Northern states and Canada, The Underground Railroad ran South.  As early as 1587, Spain’s La Florida was recorded to be a safe haven for freedom seekers resisting enslavement. In this Florida Crossroads, we remember …

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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Honored Guest at Maroon Commemoration in St. Croix

St. Croix Unified for Community, Culture, Environment, and Economic Development (SUCCEED), Inc.  has invited Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head-of-State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) to be an honored guest and presenter for their Inaugural Maroon Commemorative Event in St. Croix, Virgin Islands.  This will be Queen Quet’s first return to the Virgin Islands after her …

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Gullah/Geechee Seminole Diaspora Reunion Completes a Circle of Reconnection

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation has dedicated her life to educating the world on the history, heritage, and culture of Gullah/Geechees.  In so doing, she has set out on a journey to numerous areas of the United States and around the world to reconnect the Gullah/Geechee Diapsora.   The Wisdom Circle Council of …

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