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Marquetta Goodwine in 2005

Marquetta L. Goodwine, who is now officially Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, a native of St. Helena Island, South Carolina, is an author, computer scientist, mathematician, preservationist, and the selected and elected Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. She is the official spokesperson for Gullah/Geechees. The Gullah/Geechee people organized and voted to establish her position along with the Wisdom Circle Council of Elders and Assembly of Representatives. They have their own constitution and flag. The Gullah/Geechee Nation begins in Jacksonville, North Carolina and extends southward to Jacksonville, Florida encompassing the Sea Islands and the Lowcountry. The South Carolina General Assembly honored and acknowledged Queen Quet's leadership via Resolution S. 1458.

Goodwine is the founder of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, the first organization to exist to work to protect the land, culture and rights of Gullah/Geechees, who continue to be forced out of their island and coastal homes due to development and economic pressures. In 1999 she became the first Gullah to speak before the United Nations, giving testimony at an April 1 hearing of the Commission on Human Rights in Switzerland.[1] She has since been brought back to be a participant in the United Nations Forum on Minority Rights which was first established in 2008.

Queen Quet is also the Chair of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor General Management Plan and the Expert Commissioner for South Carolina. She is a member of the 15 person commission established by the United States Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act which was passed by the United States Congress. This was a result of the work that Queen Quet had done to inform the world of the need to protect this unique culture.

Queen Quet has been given keys to numerous cities. She also has "Queen Quet Day" in several states throughout the United States and the Gullah/Geechee Nation. There are different types of commemorations held for each of these.

Queen Quet also served as a consultant for the 2000 Mel Gibson film The Patriot, which featured scenes set on the South Carolina coast of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. She continues to advise on numerous historic documentaries including "This Far by Faith: The African American Religious Experience," "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow," "Slavery and the Making of America," "Reconstruction: The Second Civil War," and "The Will to Survive: The Story of the Gullah/Geechee Nation." She also lectures throughout the world. She is the founder of a historic presentation troupe, "De Gullah Cunneckshun" which has recorded several CDs and been featured artist for films and film soundtracks.

Books

  • Goodwine, Marquetta L. (1995). "St. Helena's Serenity." Gullah/Geechee: The Survival of Africa's Seed in the Winds of the Diaspora series v. 1. Brooklyn, NY: Kinship Publications.
  • Goodwine, Marquetta L. (1997). Gawd dun smile pun we: Beaufort Isles. Gullah/Geechee the Survival of Africa's Seed in the Winds of the Diaspora series, v. 2. Brooklyn, New York: Kinship Publications.
  • Goodwine, Marquetta L. (1999). Frum wi soul tuh de soil: The Cash Crops of the Sea Islands. Gullah/Geechee Africa's Seed in the Winds of the Diaspora series, v. 3. Brooklyn, New York: Kinship Publications.
  • Goodwine, Marquetta L., and & the Clarity Press Gullah Project, eds (1998). The Legacy of Ibo Landing: Gullah Roots of African American Culture. Atlanta, Georgia: Clarity Press.
  • Goodwine, Marquetta L., and Ronald Goodwine (1994). Brother and Sister... Heart to Heart (1994). Brooklyn, New York: Extended Kinship Appeal, Inc.
  • Goodwine, Marquetta L. (2005). "365-366." Gullah/Geechee: The Survival of Africa's Seed in the Winds of the Diaspora series v. 4. St. Helena Island, SC: Kinship Publications.
  • Goodwine, Marquetta L. (2006). "Chas'tun an e Islandts." Gullah/Geechee: The Survival of Africa's Seed in the Winds of the Diaspora series v. 1. Brooklyn, NY: Kinship Publications.
  • Goodwine, Ronald "Kuumba", and Marquetta L. "Queen Quet" Goodwine (2004). T'inkin' 'bout Famlee: A Geechee Down Novella. St. Helena, South Carolina: Kinship Publications.

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