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150 Years Waiting on 40 Acres and a Mule: Sherman and the Sea Islands of the Gullah/Geechee

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) 150 years ago today Union Major-General William Tecumseh Sherman stood in Savannah, GA here in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and issued “Special Field Order No. 15” which has long since been referred to as “40 Acres and a Mule” throughout communities of people of African descent in …

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Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Stand for Land: 150 Years Since Sherman’s Meeting in Savannah, GA

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) 150 years ago at this time (8 pm EST), Secretary of War and Major-General William T. Sherman had a meeting with Gullah/Geechee ministers which many have never been taught about.  These ministers had a vision for the future of their people which involved self-determination and self-sufficiency. …

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Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Part 2: Mo Than 40 Acres and a Mule by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

In Part 1 of the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy” series on Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio, I laid the foundation for the land ownership amongst the Gullah/Geechees.   A critical part of that land ownership was the meeting of over twenty Black/Gullah/Geechee ministers in Savannah, GA on January 12, 1865.   One of these ministers was Charleston, …

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