Marquetta Goodwine (Queen Quet) and the Wisdom Circle Council of Elders launched Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month with the Gullah Geechee Gala at Gullah Roots in North Charleston. The celebration includes a number of online educational postings and profiles on the Gullah Geechee Nation’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
However, the Gullah Geechee Nation’s citizens are casting out a wide net to have people drawn to their coast to learn about their history, heritage, language and culture at the two remaining major events for this year’s celebration:
On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 there will be a screening of the documentary film Protect at 5:30 pm at the St. Helena Branch Library on St. Helena Island, SC. Protect emerged out of several conversations between Two Lane Films, Goodwine and several of the citizens of Savannah, GA and coastal Georgia communities regarding their views on a number of topics related to their land and culture. During Protect will be screened at the St. Helena Branch Library on historic St. Helena Island, SC where it was partially filmed. Admission is to the screening is free however, passes need to be obtained in advance by clicking here.
The 5th annual Gullah Geechee Seafood Festival is Saturday, October 27, 2018 from Noon to 6 pm at the Hunting Island Nature Center on Hunting Island, SC and sponsored by the Gullah Geechee Fishing Association. Bring the family, fishing and beach gear out for an interactive celebration filled with music, food, and fun. Goodwine, artists, Quadré Stuckey and Ment Nelson will be part of this family oriented event. Advance passes are available here.
For more information about the celebration and how to purchase Gullah Geechee Nation souvenirs visit their website or email GullGeeCo@aol.com.