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

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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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