Call for Sponsors & Vendors

Tellin’ We Story. Come out and enjoy music, food, art, and much more! October 10th @ The Ritz Theatre & Lavilla Museum.

Gawd Bless De Famlee

Despite centuries of inhumanity and land loss, descendants of Gullah/Geechee people have retained many aspects of their unique heritage, language, and way-of-life.

Our Story: Cum fa jayn we?

We are the Ancient Ones, a nation within a nation, with direct linkage to our ancestral legacy, living custodians of Gullah/Geechee culture and protectors of our human rights.

Gullah/Geechee Tours

Check back often to join us for our ongoing Gullah/Geechee tours throughout our homeland from NC to Florida.


October Gullah Fest

Tellin' We Story: A True Famlee Reunion for All. We invite everyone to celebrate with us.
The vision of the JGGNCDC is to preserve, protect, and promote our history, heritage, language, legacy by highlighting the many contributions of Gullah/Geechee people; and to serve as custodians of Gullah/Geechee culture and protectors of our human rights. We invite you to volunteer or become a member.
We believe in the power of Famlee Reunions…which is why we offer regular heritage tours focusing on Gullah/Geechee Culture and Tradition. Its our way of empowering people to giving back and understand the significance of our contributions to the community. These tours encompass numerous historic sites and are approximately 3-4 hours in length. Click here to register for our next Gullah/Geechee Heritage Tour.
There are many wonderful ways to support the October Gullah Fest and any and all support is appreciated. The Jacksonville Gullah/Geechee Nation CDC Board of Governors and Executive Officers look forward with much anticipation to celebrate and commemorate the legacy of our ancestors and their descendants. Please contact the JGGNCDC office if you have any questions or would like to discuss any of our available sponsorship levels. Our office number is (904) 497-0448.
The Gullah/Geechee people have been considered “a nation within a nation” from the time of chattel enslavement in the United States until they officially became an internationally recognized nation on July 2, 2000.
The Doctrine of Discovery declared “the Catholic faith and the Christian religion be exalted and be everywhere increased and spread, that the health of souls be cared for and that barbarous nations be overthrown and brought to the faith itself.”
African slaves were considered freed if they reached St. Augustine, Florida and accepted Catholicism through baptism.

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