Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week In Nassau County, Florida

The Gullah/Geechees have an extensive history in Nassau County, Florida that includes areas of Amelia Island, Nassauville & Yulee.

Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week Proclaimed 

At the Monday, July 24, 2023 meeting, the Board of Nassau County Commissioners approved Resolution No. 2023-134 the week of July 29 – August 5, 2023, as “Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation Week”. 

“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. 

Nassau County, FL News Release 7/26/2023

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. (Nassau County, FL Resolution No. 2023-134 )

SOURCE: Nassau County, FL News Release (7/26/23)

(Photo gallery below — local historic sites on Amelia Island, part of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor — Old Town Fernandina and American Beach, from Amelia Island Living’s archives.)

UNESCO Slave Route Project Marker, Old Town Fernandina on Amelia Island, Florida.
UNESCO Slave Route
Old Town's Fernandina Plaza on the Amelia River, photo by Amelia Island Living magazine.
Old Town’s Fernandina Plaza on the Amelia River
Renamed A. L. Lewis Museum, new sign at American Beach, FL. Photo by
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