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  • with first time Most people even encounter Gullah as a word or G is because they hit one and they're like, Whoa, what's that?

  • You know and they find it interesting.

  • Well, Gullah is our language.

  • G is essentially a dialect of the Gullah language that grew out of Gullah speaking people talking to people speak American English for the most part an Elizabethan English.

  • So I'm actually a head of state and the Queen Mother.

  • So I'm a spiritual leader and a political leader for the Gullah Geechee people, and this is my third term.

  • We have our own constitution.

  • We have our own flag.

  • Where our culture actually emerge from the soil are the Sea islands between Jacksonville, North Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida not just Sierra Leone, as many, many ethnic groups and that make up Gullah Geechee culture.

  • The Angolans were the first ones brought over, and when they would be sold, they would actually put out.

  • One would say flyers.

  • Nowadays they would put up posters that read, We have a cargo of Gullah for sale.

  • There was also people from the Gambia, Nigeria, so on and so forth that were brought here, and that mixed together and along with those Angolans that were here before them.

  • Okay?

  • One of the things that made us stay here was the fact that during the US Civil war we were left here.

  • So there's no one to enslave you.

  • So we were already here, continuing to work the land, continuing to be able to grow food.

  • We stayed because we could sustain ourselves.

  • We stayed because the land and the water was viable.

  • We had already created a cultural landscape here that we still maintain.

  • Unto this day, we still do a lot of the same things.

  • I still grow food on the same land that my ancestors were forced to work and that later board e Because as long as that is the case, then we will be healthy E.

with first time Most people even encounter Gullah as a word or G is because they hit one and they're like, Whoa, what's that?

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