Gifted Bulletin Board

Welcome to the Gifted Issues Discussion Forum.

We invite you to share your experiences and to post information about advocacy, research and other gifted education issues on this free public discussion forum.
CLICK HERE to Log In. Click here for the Board Rules.


Learn about the Davidson Academyís online campus for profoundly gifted students living anywhere in the U.S.

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted students through the following programs:

  • Davidson Fellows Scholarship
  • Davidson Young Scholars
  • Davidson Academy
  • THINK Summer Institute
  • DITD FaceBook   DITD Twitter   DITD YouTube
    The Davidson Institute is on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

    How gifted-friendly is
    your state?

    Subscribe to the Davidson Institute's eNews-Update

    Who's Online
    0 registered (), 0 Guests and 230 Spiders online.
    Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
    Newest Members
    liny, Joo, Breef, Camss70, Ms Jules
    10821 Registered Users
    Su M Tu W Th F Sa
    1 2 3 4 5
    6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    13 14 15 16 17 18 19
    20 21 22 23 24 25 26
    27 28 29 30
    Topic Options
    #247242 - 06/19/20 09:19 AM Juneteenth - Independence Day
    indigo Offline

    Registered: 04/27/13
    Posts: 4262
    One hundred and fifty five years ago today, on June 19, 1865, the abolition of slavery was announced in Texas...
    about 2-1/2 years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

    Read more about Juneteenth Day, courtesy of

    Smithsonian magazine describes Juneteenth as "Our Other Independence Day" in this article:

    Mental Floss:
    "12 Things you might not know about Juneteenth"

    A few related threads/posts:
    1) Independence Day - 4th of July (2018)

    2) crowd-sourced BIPOC Movie list thread (2014)

    3) crowd-sourced BIPOC Book list thread (2014)

    4) Katherine Johnson, NASA, "Hidden Figures" movie (2017)

    5) Rashad Jennings (2019)

    6) Stephen Stafford (2019)

    7) Candace Owens, Michelle Obama, Phiona Mutesi, Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson (2016)

    8) role models for overcoming difficult circumstances to achieve success, frequently cited examples include Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Ben Carson, Chris Gardner ("Pursuit of Happyness"), Carol Swain, Candace Owens, Phiona Mutesi and students such as Destyni Tyree, Liyjon Desilva, Samantha Garvey. (2016)

    BIPOC = Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

    #247294 - 07/02/20 06:50 PM Re: Juneteenth - Independence Day [Re: indigo]
    chris1234 Offline

    Registered: 06/27/08
    Posts: 1897
    happy 4th, great links!! love Katherine Johnson, the movie is great, based on a book which is also well worth reading!

    another self-proclaimed 'blerd' and comedian, W.Kamau Bell, may be of interest for older kids or adults exploring issues of race in the u.s. -

    #247302 - 07/04/20 05:49 PM Re: Juneteenth - Independence Day [Re: indigo]
    aeh Offline

    Registered: 04/26/14
    Posts: 3663
    Also notable:

    The original speech in its entirety:

    DC1 has proposed that this should become part of our ID traditions.
    ...pronounced like the long vowel and first letter of the alphabet...

    #247303 - 07/04/20 07:22 PM Re: Juneteenth - Independence Day [Re: aeh]
    indigo Offline

    Registered: 04/27/13
    Posts: 4262
    Thank you, aeh, for sharing the links to Frederick Douglass' now famous speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July" delivered July 5, 1852.

    To provide a bit of context, placed in chronological order, on a timeline, this speech was delivered
    ... after Fredrick Douglass became free, was a published author, traveled abroad, and was a known abolitionist,
    ... prior to the Civil War, abolition, and suffrage:
    - Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation (September 22, 1862),
    - Juneteenth Day (June 19, 1865),
    - Ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution (December 6, 1865),
    - Ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment to the US Constitution (February 3, 1870).

    Fredrick Douglass lived until 1895, and saw these changes implemented.

    The life and works of Frederick Douglass provide much food for thought, including, "I would unite with anybody to do right; and with nobody to do wrong."


    Moderator:  M-Moderator 
    Recent Posts
    Rallying to Protect Admissions Standards in VA
    by indigo
    Yesterday at 05:54 PM
    Thoughts on work of Drs E Frattura & C Capper?
    by indigo
    09/22/20 08:52 AM
    books for adults
    by indigo
    09/22/20 08:43 AM
    The (Gifted) Kids Are All Right
    by MumOfThree
    09/21/20 08:04 PM
    How to calculate GAI ?
    by indigo
    09/21/20 12:39 PM
    Davidson Institute Twitter