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Proclamation celebrates Gullah/Geechee

POSTED: August 18, 2016 10:00 a.m.
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CHARLESTON, SC — As Black Music Month, June, ended, the sounds of the drum continued throughout the Gullah/Geechee Nation from Jacksonville, North Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida.

The drums sounded as county and town councils from North Carolina to Florida proclaimed Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week July 30-Aug. 7, “A Celebration of Self-Determination.”

The week was launched at Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at Mosquito Beach on July 30.

Liberty County joined in the celebration by presenting Queen Quet, chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation with a proclamation of support. This is the second year Liberty County supported the week.

The celebration ended with the 11th annual Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music and Movement Festival in Charleston.

For information about the week and festival, email or go to, or

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