Continuing to Progress on Johns Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

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Gullah/Geechee Nation

by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com)

Many times over the years, I have taken the journey on Highway 17 and then turned to take the bridge over to Johns Island.  I have had celebrated at the annual Sea Island Cultural Arts Festival on the island and been invited into a home built by Sears of “Sears & Roebuck.”   I have also poured libations at the base of the majestic Angel Oak and educated students at the schools on the island so that they would know the truth about Gullah/Geechee culture.  We wan de chillun fa kno who e be.

The last time that I entered a school house on the island, it was for a meeting to see maps of potential highway designs for Johns Island which were plans to expand I-526 onto the island and cause further displacement.  Yet, these designs were being…

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