Words from a Gullah/Geechee Living Legend on A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

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Gullah/Geechee Nation

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

Carter_G_Woodson_portraitWhen he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915, [now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) “Carter G. Woodson labored under the belief that historical truth would crush falsehoods and usher in a new era of equality, opportunity, and racial democracy, and it has been its charge for a century. In honor of this milestone, ASALH has selected ‘A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture‘ as the 2015 National Black History theme.”   These words from ASALH’s website resonated with my soul on many levels and for many different conflicting reasons.   I have been on earth long enough to have celebrated “Negro History Week,” “Black History Week,” and “Black History Month.”   I continue to celebrate the latter and to educate others…

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