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Queen’s Chronicle: Welcomin’ Home de Gullah/Geechee Famlee ta Barbados wid de Drums and Dance

Never once in South Carolina’s educational institutions were we told of the revolutionary spirits of the island of Barbados. We were never told of the uprising of 1675. Knowing this now makes me wonder if our family members rose up to fight for us that were taken from the island and placed on the Sea Islands and forced to build Charlestown which is now “Charleston, SC” where our ancestors blood, sweat, and tears flows beneath the cobblestones, asphalt, and concrete. I wondered what type of mindset would have been instilled in our family throughout the African Diaspora and the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora if we had known that there was no sweetness that they had found amidst all the sugar cane.

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Gullah/Geechee Faith and Freedom

Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio continued its celebration of “Black History/African Heritage Month” 2013 by airing Gullah/Geechee Faith and Freedom 02/11 by GullahGeechee Riddim | Blog Talk Radio.   Tune in to learn about the history of Henry McNeal Turner who was a minister that later became the first southern bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Turner …

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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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Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio focuses on Queen Quet & Denmark Vesey

On July 2, 2000 the statement “Twere a nation within a nation.” came to life as the Gullah/Geechees from the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida came together on Sullivan’s Island, SC in Charleston County by choice.  Their ancestors had been brought to and through this island by force during the TransAtlantic Slave Trade.   Sullivan’s Islands …

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Gullah/Geechee TV Nayshun Nyews with Queen Quet Focuses on African Presence in Puerto Rico

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation takes viewers to the island of Puerto Rico in search of the history of the African presence during the 98th episode of “Gullah/Geechee TV Nayshun Nyews with Queen Quet.”  Queen Quet takes viewers to San Juan and Old San Juan to seek the historical connections to Mother Africa …

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