Archive for June, 2015

Gwine ta Church: The Aftermath of the Charleston Massacre by Queen Quet

June 21, 2015

Gullah/Geechee Nation

I am still awakening each day in disbelief that it was on Wednesday night that 9 people were assassinated in Charleston, SC.  8 of these nine were Gullah/Geechee.   The reality that this took place sets in the moment I turn on a television or walk by the cover of a newspaper or open my email or Facebook.

The latter two have also been a place of shared support coming from around the world to the Gullah/Geechee Nation.  So, these have been sources of strength and clarity.  They have also been the points of contact for questions from the international and Gullah/Geechee Nation media as well as the youths of the Gullah/Geechee Nation that seek to discuss what was at the heart of this matter-racism.

Just as in many historical times past, the acts of lynching of a community member and acts of bombings and burnings of Black churches…

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Queen Quet to De Charleston Gullah/Geechee Family in Honor of My Friend Clementa Pinckney

June 18, 2015

Gullah/Geechee Nation

“I went passed the church yesterday and the day before

And it looked like no one was there to open the door.

I wondered if my BrotherPastorFriend was there.

I wanted to just hug Clementa again and to share.

I went passed the church to be

With more of my Charleston Gullah/Geechee Family,

I got to a place that I know Clementa would appreciate fa tru

Cuz dem chillun bin da shout een dey and say ‘Hallelujah’ too!

I thought that this was why I didn’t need to go in the church door

Since just down the street we praised and fellowshipped some more.

I thought to myself, I would call him and another friend when I came back next week.

I wanted us to have time together because whenever we got to talk it was peaceful and sweet.

It was always about what we could do to uplift our…

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Queen Quet Returns to Walterboro to present “Gullah/Geechee Road ta Freedum!”

June 2, 2015

Gullah/Geechee Nation

Colleton County Summer Reading Program

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 10 am

come celebrate the theme:

“EVERY HERO HAS A STORY!”

with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation

Queen Quet at Colleton County Memorial Library

as she presents

De Gullah/Geechee Road ta Freedum Histo-musical

Admission is FREE!

Bring de famlee and jayn we as we celebrate literacy and de Gullah/Geechee!

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AASLH Dispatch June 2015

June 1, 2015

AASLH Dispatch June 2015.

NEDCC Preservation Training Opportunities

June 1, 2015

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https://www.nedcc.org/preservation-training/training-currentlist