Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week was first recognized in 2012 to celebrate the living legacy of Gullah/Geechee history, heritage, and culture. The Gullah/Geechees have an extensive history in Nassau County that includes both the enslavement and self-determination of the Gullah/Geechee people through the history of Amelia Island, Old Town, Yulee, Nassauville, Franklintown, and American Beach.
Representatives from the Gullah/Geechee Nation, including Chieftess Queen Quet, were in attendance to accept the Resolution. The City of Fernandina Beach also recently passed a Proclamation in recognition of Gullah/Geechee Appreciation Week. Mayor Bradley Bean attended the County meeting on behalf of the City to present their Proclamation to the group.
The Board of County Commissioners extends their best wishes as they celebrate "Celebrating Gullah/Geechee Resiliency".
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