Queen Quet is the chieftess of the Gullah-Geechee Nation. The Post & Courier did this interesting Q&A with her in September of 2009.
This campaign is to help fund & support residents & descendants in the Hog Hammock Community of Sapelo Island who are facing property tax increases of over 600%.
This is not strictly Charleston-related, but those who care and are interested in Charleston’s own Gullah people and culture will care about that of Sapelo Island as well. This is a worthy cause, a chance to do real good in fighting an economic injustice while helping save a vanishing culture. I know times are hard and there’s not much extra to give, but consider giving a few bucks at least. And if you are well off or know those who are, then maybe this would be a good idea for, shall we say, a moral investment.
I don’t know about y’all, but I think this sort of thing is simply ridiculous.
The Pour House has made a Spotify playlist featuring all the artists from their upcoming shows. Awesome idea.
In 2018. Charleston will open an International African American Museum, highlighting the role of Charleston. It will be built on a historic wharf near the Aquarium, on a site where 882 slave ships docked in the 18th-19th centuries. I’m really excited about this. For more information, look here and here.
The Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau keeps this updated list of recent press coverage of the city.
This is a great opportunity, y’all. I’m thinking of going this weekend or the next, possibly.
I hadn’t really considered this side of the traffic issue before, but she makes a lot of good points. Of course there’s also the fact that greater access to these areas will mean increased development, which will also increase traffic congestion (completely overriding any infrastructure benefits, as the NOAA has already admitted), as well as result in inestimable environmental devastation, which is to my mind the biggest argument against it.