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Queen Quet Presents “A Gullah/Geechee Journey Through Black Music”

June 28, 2013

Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet at Colleton County Memorial Library

Tune in to 133rd Episode of “Gullah/Geechee TV Nayshun Nyews with Queen Quet” as Queen Quet presents “A Gullah/Geechee Journey Through Black Music.” Disya da TV fa we! Tune een ta GGTV!

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Black Music Celebration Continues in the Gullah/Geechee Nation!

June 28, 2013

Gullah/Geechee Nation

As “Black Music Month” draws to a close in the United States, the Gullah/Geechee Nation keeps the celebration of the roots of “Black music” going not only through the broadcast on “Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio” ( which chronicle the historic musical connections in the Gullah/Geechee Nation from the spirituals to the National Black Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” to the Funk Brothers of Motown via the life of Edisto Island’s James Jamerson to Arthur Conley to the climb to the top of American Idol by St. Helena Island’s own, Candice Glover, but also through broadcast on “Gullah/Geechee TV Nayshun Nyews” with Queen Quet” (   Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( is not only a native of St. Helena Island who became the first Gullah/Geechee to take the culture of her community to a global arena by going to…

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Fold 3 Class – July 24

June 27, 2013

From Linda Piekut, Executive Director, Heritage Library Foundation:

A Special Class for our Special Friends
The Heritage Library Foundation is offering a special class “Searching Military Records on fold3.” The class will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 1:30 – 3:00 at the Heritage Library, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Ste. 2A, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Fold3, formerly Footnote, advertises itself as “The web’s premier collection of original military records.” The website has records from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican and Indian War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War, as well as some non-military collections.

Fold3 is a subscription website if used from home, but it is available at the Heritage Library for our patrons.
Join us to learn more about researching your ancestors’ military records in fold3.

Fee: $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Call the library at 843-686-6560 for more information.


Juneteenth Jubilee wid de Gullah/Geechee

June 27, 2013

Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (

As we celebrated 150 years since the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, it is an interesting time to reflect on the songs that were sung leading up to this day of Jubilee and shoutin cuz hunnuh free!  Just as the sound of songs drifts over the land into the marsh and seem to travel in syncopation with the waves in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, so did my thoughts travel concerning our ancestors, the journey to freedom and the soul elation.

As my thoughts traveled and I sang, I thought of the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora that ended up on an island in the Gulf Coast called “Galveston” and the days that I spent there.  Things move slowly and folks move about appearing not to have a care.  This small place that is in the midst of…

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

June 25, 2013

Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (

“Go Down Moses!  Way down een Egypt lan and tell ole Pharoah let my people go!”

Harriet TubmanMother 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 my own when I was 5 years old (I had already been reading books on my own for a year at this point.) had her image on the cover which is what attracted me to the book.  I looked into her eyes and it seemed that she looked into my soul.  We were then attached from that point and I sought out more and more books about her from that time onward.

This meeting of the souls led to me being honored with awards bearing her name.  Each one had an image of…

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