The Road Through St. Helena with Rollins by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation


Gullah/Geechee Nation

Rollins College during Gullah/Geechee Volunteer Month

“Gullah/Geechee Volunteer Month” began as a true journey through my own community.  It was wonderful to see the place again through the eyes of students that had never been to St. Helena before.  We walked the road together and sat and talked in different spaces which as invigorating.  However, the most stimulating thing was the way the day for work began-helping with the restoration and renovation process for Penn.

It has been years since I first danced the grounds of Penn which is now Penn Center, Inc. It was initially Penn School which is the first trade, agricultural and normal school for freedmen (as both previously enslaved African women and men were called) in America.  I can recall the first plaque that i ever won from Penn for writing the history of this place for an essay contest.  Before today, I never thought of that possibly being why I have…

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