Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week: A Journey Through Ourstory


Gullah/Geechee Nation

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

Beaufort County, SC is the second oldest county in South Carolina.  This county became what it is do to the blood, sweat, and tears of Gullah/Geechees that toiled in the Sea Island cotton, rice, and indigo fields of the Sea Islands that the county consist of and who worked the phosphate mines and built the buildings.   For many generations, the story of Africans that were the architects of the coastal landscape that has become the Gullah/Geechee Nation was buried like so many seeds in the ground.  Just as ordered by Divine Law, the seeds that are planted and are nurtured will grow.  The Gullah/Geechee seed has grown to be a tree rooted deeply in Sea Island soil by the rivers of water.

During “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week” in Beaufort County, SC, we have encouraged people to…

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