Tag Archives: Women’s History

Honoring de Ooman Souljah een de Gullah/Geechee Nation fa Decoration Day

In honor of Memorial Day which is “Decoration Day” in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation honors the legacy of Suzie King Taylor and Harriet Tubman who served at Camp Saxton in Port Royal on the island of Port Royal in South Carolina during the United States Civil War.

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Continuing Gullah/Geechee African Reconnections

As we traversed the roads through the valleys and then up into the mountains, I gave thanks for the strength of the women here that I saw hauling items on their backs on the dirt roads and herding the animals. They reminded me of my mother and the elder mothers of my island and all the hard labor that they had gone through while hauling babies on their backs and baskets on their heads as some of these women were also still doing. I thought about the many early mornings that I awoke and traveled fo dayclean ta de field. I could feel myself balancing my neck as I saw other women with the baskets on their heads the way I carried mine in the fields and how I still carry them on stages now around the world and bring out our continuing African traditions from them for groups of people that still want to learn how we thrived and survived.

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Remembering Harriet’s Triumphant Journey on Combahee @GullahGeechee

The Combahee strategy was formulated by Harriet Tubman as an outcome of her penetrations of the enemy lines and her belief that the Combahee River countryside was ripe for a successful invasion.

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E Eye Pun We: Gullah/Geechee Tribute to Zora Neal Hurston’s Legacy

Sister Zora was born on Jan. 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, Hurston and her family moved to Eatonville, Florida when she was a toddler. Eatonville is a rural community near Orlando, FL established in 1887. Zora Neale Hurston journeyed from there not only to Harlem to become a part of the era now called “The Harlem Renaissance,” but she also came to Beaufort County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and did anthropological field work which has been archived at the United States Library of Congress.

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Queen Quet’s Journey from Human Rights Back to Gullah/Geechee Land

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) took the time to do an anniversary episode of “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” to detail her journey becoming the first Gullah/Geechee in world history to speak before the United Nations on behalf of Gullah/Geechees.

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Ooman Leadas ob de Gullah/Geechee Nation

  Tune in to this Women’s Herstory broadcast in which Queen Quet focuses on the women leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and the warrioress spirit that is part of their DNA and collective consciousness.  She details the visionary women that were part of her election and who have and are serving on the Wisdom Circle …

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Mama Dem Wisdom by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

As we honor de Gullah/Geechee ooman fa “Women’s Herstory Month,” tune in to this Gullah/Geechee TV broadcast featuring Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) presenting “Mama Dem Wisdom:”

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International Women’s Think Tank Seeds Grow STEM by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

As a women of science I truly celebrated the International Women’s Day 2014 theme “Technology Leadership in the 21st Century Global Economy.”  Throughout “Women’s Herstory Month,” I found myself in technological upgrades of the Gullah/Geechee Alkebulan Archive (www.gullahgeechee.net) which is the ONLY archive in the world totally dedicated to Gullah/Geechee history/herstory, language, traditions, and culture.  Such …

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Queen Quet presents “De Gullah/Geechee Ooman an E Right ta Freedum!” on March 12, 2014

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) returns home to St. Helena Island, SC on March 12, 2014 at the St. Helena Branch Library at 6 pm.  This is part of the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour“ and the “Gullah/Geechee Living Legacy Series.”  This series is co-sponsored by the St. Helena Branch Library …

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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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