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 GullGeeCo@aol.com or go to www.gullahgeechee.info, or www.gullahgeecheenation.com.