Profile of Queen Quet with wooded background

Join us for an author talk at the SC State Library featuring Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine: an author, computer scientist, lecturer, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, consultant, and “The Art-ivist.” Among other things, she founded of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, whose goal is to advocate for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture.

Queen Quet has not only provided “histo-musical presentations” throughout the world but was also the first Gullah/Geechee person to speak on behalf of her people before the United Nations in Genevé, Switzerland. She is also one of the first of seven inductees in the Gullah/Geechee Nation Hall of Fame and received the “Anointed Spirit Award” for her leadership and vision. 

For this program, she will be sharing her two most recently-published books, as well as discussing their cultural importance. Books will be available for purchase and signing. If you cannot join us in person, you will be able to view a livestream of this event at

For more information about Queen Quet, visit her website at

If you have any questions about this program or others like it, please contact Andersen Cook, ReadSC Coordinator at

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SC State Library - Piedmont Room | 1500 Senate Street, Columbia, SC
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