What's up guys! All both of y'all, haha! I have officially completed my first year of my Master's program. Finished with a 4.0!!! It is now summer time, and I have the privilege of interning at the state archives department helping collect and transcribe oral history interviews. One of my first projects was transcribing interviews from the African American Marines at Montford Point. It was fascinating listening to these heroes share stories of what it was like being the first black Marines and fighting in WWII. While interning at the archives, I've also started working on my thesis. This is low-key terrifying but it's also exciting. My project focuses on the presence of Gullah Geechee culture in Southeastern North Carolina. It will be comprised of historic documents and oral history interviews from folks along the NC leg of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor. It will be a very interesting process, and I'm looking forward to sharing the process here on my website.
The town of Leland, NC (Brunswick county) along with Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah Geechee Nation, have officially declared July 30th- August 6th as GULLAH GEECHEE APPRECIATION WEEK! We got our own week in NC, yall!
This is great news for the towns of Leland, Navassa, and the rest of Brunswick county. I saw that about a month ago, Queen Quet came to Bolivia and hosted a ring shout. This makes my heart so happy, and I am looking forward to seeing my North Carolina Gullah Geechee descendants stand up and celebrate our beautiful culture! We outchea! Be on the look out for more content from me, and I am so grateful to have you join me on this journey! <3 Ty