Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund

$7,435 of $300,000 goal

Raised by 111 people in 32 months
Gullah Geechee
on behalf of Marquetta Goodwine
 SAINT HELENA ISLAND, SC



The people of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( www.gullahgeecheenation.com) have been fighting to keep their culture and traditions alive on the land that their families own from Jacksonville, NC to Jacksonville, FL.   Over the past twenty years, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition ( www.gullahgeechee.net) has led the effort to keep Gullah/Geechee land ownership going and to protect the human rights of Gullah/Geechees worldwide.  

Unfortunately, the Gullah/Geechee have continued to suffer land loss and also the loss of numerous lives in the Gullah/Geechee Nation with the drowning of a Gullah/Geechee family from Sandy Island and the murders of Walter Scott in North Charleston, and Cynthia Hurd, Suzy Jackson, Ethel Lance, Rev. Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., Rev. Sharonda Singleton, and Myra Thompson at Emanuel AME in Charleston, SC in 2015.  This does not count the numerous Gullah/Geechee elders that passed away due to stress related illnesses while fighting for their land over the past several decades.

Recently, global media has published stories and shown news reports regarding the displacement of Gullah/Geechees from their homeland.  This media attention caused thousands of people to request that the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition and Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation create this GoFundMe Campaign so that they can support the efforts of helping the land retention amongst the Gullah/Geechee.   To that end, the funds raised here will assist with:

• the fundraising for legal matters for Gullah/Geechee land retention and human rights protections
• contribute to the fund for a Gullah/Geechee owned ferry for the people of Sandy Island
• provide for additional FREE Gullah/Geechee community land rights, heirs property, and human rights workshops and materials so that Gullah/Geechees can protect their land ownership and keep their cultural heritage and traditions alive on their land
• the sponsorship of the inaugural "Black Folks Land Legacy Conference" which will be held on St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation March 10-12, 2017
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-folks-land-legacy-conference-2017-tickets-30523435417


Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( www.QueenQuet.com) & De Gullah Cunneckshun will continue the "Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour" ( https://gullahgeecheenation.com/2013/11/14/queen-quet-de-gullah-cunneckshun-gullahgeechee-land-legacy-tour/)
during 2017.  This fund will continue to support the expenses of this world tour that is entering its third year of raising global awareness of the genocidal attacks against and the environmental justice, human rights, and land rights issues of the Gullah/Geechee Nation .  

We are calling on all those that support the Gullah/Geechee Nation in their continued stand for self-determination to

1) become dues paying members of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition www.gullahgeechee.net which can be done online online at www.gullahgeechee.biz.

2) sponsor a Gullah/Geechee fundraiser and community awareness event in your community no matter where you are in the world as part of the "Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour."

3) come to the Gullah/Geechee Nation for "Gullah/Geechee Volunteer Month" in March annually to assist with environmental and social justice projects along with hundreds of other volunteers from around the world.  Email GullGeeCo@aol.com for more details.

4) donate to the official 501(c)3 of the Gullah/Geechee Nation if you would like to receive a tax deduction.  Go to www.gullahgeecheeangelnetwork.com

Tenki Tenki ta hunnuh fa de support!

GAWD bless de Gullah/Geechee land and we legacy!


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Although, Queen Quet and the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition ( www.GullahGeechee.net) supported the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act in order to assist Gullah/Geechee and African American families with an equitable way to deal with retaining land when some family members want to sell and the introduction of heirs property into the US Farm Bill was linked to the movement of this act, Gullah/Geechees are concerned about the USDA's current plans regarding heirs property.
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Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation ( www.QueenQuet.com) has dedicated her life to fighting for the land and legacy of the Gullah/Geechees. She is on an annual world tour themed "Healin de Land & Holdin pun de Culcha." She has been notified of the heirs property listening session to be held in Washington, DC next week and has cleared her schedule to insure that she can make the journey. We are asking for contributions from all of our supporters so that the cost for this can be offset. Tenki Tenki fa wha eba hunnuh kin gee! #WEBEGullahGeechee
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Tenki Tenki ta all de folks wha support de #GullahGeechee Famlee durin disya "Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week!"

One of our goals for this year's celebration is to finally reach the first $10K benchmark of our fundraising goal. We greatly appreciate everyone that attended "Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day" and made a donation then or online at this campaign. We are sharing one of the videos from that historic day with you so that you can learn more about the support that the Gullah/Geechee Nation has been receiving, but also how much further we need to go financially.

Please pass the word on to your friends and family. Tenki Tenki fa all wha hunnuh gee!
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Peace and Blessings!

We wanted to make sure that you were aware of how your dollars for the @GullahGeechee Land Legacy Fund are being spent and the global impact that they are bringing!

We are still awaiting the outcome of our lawsuit against seismic gun testing on our coastline. However, in the meantime, we have not stopped the fight against this, offshore drilling, and other negative impacts that climate change is having on our coast. To that end, here are links to some of the latest things happening with Queen Quet's #GullahGeechee "Healin de Land World Tour:"

https://gullahgeecheenation.com/2019/06/01/de-wata-and-de-gullah-geechee-a-global-journey-of-healing-for-queen-quet-of-the-gullah-geechee/comment-page-1/#comment-39883

We are currently featured in the membership newsletter for the Ocean Conservancy and in this article in "The Root:" https://www.theroot.com/gullah-geechee-community-hear-us-on-climate-change-1835038198?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=theroot_facebook&utm_campaign=bottom&fbclid=IwAR34-qFTPbKVtu2jNqodeu_7zR8huYiYGwk_5NUE7L2DK9J_79QAdJyxD_0

We are seeking to get to at least $9K by World Oceans Day. Tenki Tenki fa wha hunnuh gee fa hep we!
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Pei-Lin Yu
32 months ago

You have a friend in Taiwan, rooting for you and your people!!

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Raised by 111 people in 32 months
Created December 11, 2016
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Warren Lundy
1 day ago

I love GullahGeechee

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Anonymous
6 days ago
VB
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Vera Braswell
16 days ago

Supporting my people and their land rights. Also wanting to keep Gullah culture alive.

$50
Robin Carter
20 days ago
$30
Suzanne Parks
21 days ago
$10
Lori Lj Johnson
24 days ago
NW
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Natalie Watson
24 days ago

LM
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LaMonte Morman
24 days ago

I'm a Geechee and I stand with my people. Soon I'll be able to do more.

$25
Christina Whitfield
24 days ago

My family and I loved it there and felt so overwhelmed with positive energy, courage and confidence (even when "people" couldn't follow directions . I felt right at home. I plan to make my Great Grandmother proud by educating myself and my family on our history and to be more apart of my heritage.Thank you sooooo much.

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Pei-Lin Yu
32 months ago

You have a friend in Taiwan, rooting for you and your people!!

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