Check out the EcoInterviews episode with Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. The Gullah/Geechee are the ancestors of enslaved people brought to North America in the 1600s. The Gullah/Geechee Nation and lands stretch along the coast of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, from Jacksonville to Jacksonville.
Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, mathematician, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, environmentalist, film consultant, and “The Art-ivist.” She is the founder of the premiere advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition.
Queen Quet has not only provided “histo-musical presentations” throughout the world, but was also the first Gullah/Geechee person to speak on behalf of her people before the United Nations in Genevé, Switzerland. Queen Quet was one of the first of seven inductees in the Gullah/Geechee Nation Hall of Fame. She received the “Anointed Spirit Award” for her leadership and for being a visionary.
This month, July 2020, the Gullah/Geechee Nation celebrates 20 years with Queen Quet as Chieftess and Head pun de Bodee. They are in a constant fight to protect their lands from developers, preserve their culture, and tackle climate change.
See the full transcription and show notes with links to Gullah/Geechee resources at https://eco-interviews.com/eco-stories/activism/queen-quet-gullah-geechee-nation/