Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week: Gwine Chuch!


Gullah/Geechee Nation

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

Tenk Gawd fa de chuch!

God is the foundation and center of the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  Although Gullah/Geechees have a myriad of spiritual practices, it is difficult to find a Gullah/Geechee whose spiritual roots do not come out of the bush arbors and praise houses.  The congregations of these traditional gathering places are the ones that literally and figuratively laid the foundations for the historic churches throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation.

The shout tradition and the spirituals evolved within these centers of the community and continue today. Hunnuh hafa cum ta church an shout wid we fa de sellbrayshun een de Gullah/Geechee Nation!  Disya de way we ancestas dem lun we bout Gawd an how fa lib wid de famlee pun de islandt fa tru.  Dem bin wan allawe fa be riychus folk.  So e hep we fa ketch we…

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