Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week began in 2012 and is meant to celebrate the living legacy of Gullah/Geechee history, heritage, and culture of the Gullah/Geechee people. Their extensive history in Nassau County 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.
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, accepted the Resolution. Several individuals attended as well, representing local families who are descendants of the Gullah/Geechees including the Wood family of Nassauville; the Hooper family of Nassauville; the Thomas family of Yulee; the Blue family of Fernandina Beach; the Albertie family of Nassauville; and the Morris and Simmons family of O'neil.
The Board of County Commissioners extends their best wishes to the Gullah/Geechee Nation as they celebrate the Gullah/Geechee's living legacy this week.
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