Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Part 2: Mo Than 40 Acres and a Mule by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation


This is part 2 of the three part series: “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy” by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (

Gullah/Geechee Nation

In Part 1 of the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy” series on Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio, I laid the foundation for the land ownership amongst the Gullah/Geechees.   A critical part of that land ownership was the meeting of over twenty Black/Gullah/Geechee ministers in Savannah, GA on January 12, 1865.   One of these ministers was Charleston, SC native, James Porter.    James Porter was a major part of the Georgia Equal Rights and Education Association and eventually became the Vice President of this association.  He was a major proponent for public school education for people of African descent during the Reconstruction Era.  He was able to accomplish this once he became a part of the Georgia Legislature.

Porter who had a background in music and also a physical disability never stood back or held back from fighting for the rights, education, and upliftment of his people.  He in fact, put…

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