My Love for The Gullah Geechee Nation and the hard efforts of Queen Quet cannot be overstated.
As we celebrated 150 years since the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, it is an interesting time to reflect on the songs that were sung leading up to this day of Jubilee and shoutin cuz hunnuh free! Just as the sound of songs drifts over the land into the marsh and seem to travel in syncopation with the waves in the Gullah/Geechee Nation, so did my thoughts travel concerning our ancestors, the journey to freedom and the soul elation.
As my thoughts traveled and I sang, I thought of the Gullah/Geechee Diaspora that ended up on an island in the Gulf Coast called “Galveston” and the days that I spent there. Things move slowly and folks move about appearing not to have a care. This small place that is in the midst of…
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