De Gullah/Geechee Nation waan hunnuh chillun fa cum jayn we fa celebrate Black History! Every year, the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s leaders host a series of interactive edutainment events that are authentically Gullah/Geechee.  They will launch the 2024 series of activities with Black History Month events that will be held on historic St. Helena Island, SC and in Columbia and Charleston, SC, Amelia Island, FL, and Savannah, GA. The Black History Month events have been posted at the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s website: .

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation will begin the month at the South Carolina State Capitol with “A Celebration of Gullah/Geechee Legacy and Literacy” on Thursday, February 1st at 5:30 pm at the South Carolina State Library.   Folks can register for this exhibition, presentation and book signing on EventBrite:

Queen Quet will return to historic St. Helena Island, SC to host the “Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Black Family Gathering” on Saturday, February 3rd at Noon at the historic Brick Baptist Church which is part of the Reconstruction Era National Historical Park in the Penn Center National Landmark Historic District.  Attendees will dine on Gullah/Geechee cuisine while being a part of a historic Black land ownership dialogue entitled “From St. Helena to Sapelo” with Dr. Amir Jamal Toure and Town Councilwoman Bridgette Frazier, Elder Carlie Towne and others.   A tour of the historic district will conclude the event.  Funds will benefit the Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund.  Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite at

Those attending the event will proceed to the 2nd Annual Savannah-Chatham Gullah/Geechee Grand African Ball in Savannah, GA that evening.  The event is being hosted by 2 Chefs Gullah/Geechee Restaurant of Savannah, GA.

Queen Quet will provide the keynote address entitled “Gullah/Geechee Art of Survival from Carolinas to Florida” as part of the anniversary celebration of Franklintown on Amelia Island in Florida on Wednesday, February 21st at 6 pm.

De Gullah/Geechee Famlee gwine close um out een Chucktown. The concluding event for the month of celebration will be the annual “Gullah Black History Experience” at the Pure Theater in Charleston, SC from Noon to 3 pm on Saturday, February 24th. The event features Queen Quet, Elder Carlie Towne, Gullah/Geechee artists Quadré Stuckey, Gullah Sweetgrass Baskets, Naturally Geechee and Deninufay Drummers and Dancers.

Gullah/Geechee books, arts, crafts and cuisine will be available at all events in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Make sure to come out and support the Gullah/Geechee business owners and artisans. Bring an open and uplifting spirit along with your drums and tambourines.

For more information about any of these events, email the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition at E gwine be a time!

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