Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Hunnuh hafa tink bout wha de ancestas bin da see

Bak a yonda win e bin da shout bout e dey a jubilee.

De night fo de paypa bin gwine read fa see e free

Gret dey e had ta bin a shoutin time eny!

Wi dun cum toggedda one mo gain fa studee

Bout how disya gwine on afta de paypa dun tun 150.

150 years after the night before the Emancipation Proclamation I was blessed to sit where my ancestors had sat.  I was blessed to be on historic St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation hearing and singing the songs that emitted from the very spirits of those children of Mother Africa that had been enslaved on the Sea Islands-hence the name “The Spirituals.”  I sit in the day of harvest of the seeds that they…

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