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Harriet Tubman Statue to be Erected in Beaufort County, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

May 8, 2017
Many people are unaware of the fact that Harriet Tubman, who is most known for her outstanding work freeing enslaved people from bondage via the Underground Railroad, stayed in Beaufort, SC during her service as a soldier and scout.  She served during the United States Civil War and was stationed at Port Royal Island.   In order to enlighten more people in the world about her presence in Beaufort County, SC former South Carolina General Assembly member, Rev. Kenneth C. Hodges made sure that the bridge over the Combahee River was renamed in honor of Harriet Tubman and now there will also be a monument erected in Beaufort at the Tabernacle Baptist Church where he pastors to her honor.
Join the Beaufort Gullah/Geechee Famlee at the “Gullah Lowcountry Dinner Theater” on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm. This event will feature a presentation by Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) entitled “Hallelujah Harriet: Mother Moses and de Gullah/Geechee.” The entire event is a fundraiser for the Harriet Tubman Monument which will be placed at Tabernacle Baptist Church Campus.  Advance tickets are on sale.   The ground breaking ceremony for the monument will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10 am and is free and open to the public.
Harriet Tubman Fundraiser Dinner
For more information about the event and how to contribute to the monument, go to www.harriettubmanmonument.com,
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gullah-lowcountry-dinner-theater-harriet-tubman-monument-fundraiser-tickets-34422790493.  You can also email GullGeeCo@aol.com or go by the new Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center at 1908 Boundary Street in Beaufort, SC.  Tickets are on sale at the Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center, Lybensons Gallery, and Tabernacle Baptist Church in Beaufort, SC as well as at the aforementioned link.  
 
Bring the family to this monumental celebration!
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Tune in to the Gullah/Geechee TV (GGTV) coverage of the historic ground breaking ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KO5xJeqeLI

Support Queen Quet of @GullahGeechee Going to UN’s COP22

October 3, 2016

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) tirelessly works to help keep the Gullah/Geechee culture alive and to protect the environment.  Her native culture is inextricably tied to the land and the waterways of the Sea Islands and the Atlantic Ocean.  Due to major climate change dynamics, there are numerous threats to the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s coast and thereby to the continuation of the cultural traditions of Gullah/Geechees.

Queen Quet has been accredited to go to the Conference of Parties in November 2016.  The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) went into power in 1994, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. The Conference of the Parties (COP) was assigned as the preeminent administering body of the Convention.   This year for the first time, the Gullah/Geechee Nation has an opportunity to have representation at this historic conference.  Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) has been invited to attend this conference to not only represent her people, but to be able to contribute to the dialogue and share the various environmental endeavors that she is collaborating on with numerous partners.   Please help her bring the voice of our people to this international arena.

The Gullah/Geechee Nation is faced with numerous climate change impacts including rapid erosion of the coast, sea level rise, and flooding.  However, the Gullah/Geechee issues and those of many indigenous coastal communities have not been addressed in many of the national and international environmental and climate change and adaptation plans.  Please support an opportunity to change that by making a contribution to support the travel expenses for Queen Quet’s journey to COP22:

https://www.gofundme.com/QueenQuetCOP22

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