139th Carnival of Homeschooling- Women’s Independence Day Edition

Texas House Bill 67 calls for August 26th to be celebrated as Women’s Independence Day. It was on this day in 1920 that the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution became a law, which guaranteed women the right to vote.

Welcome to the Carnival of Homeschooling- Women’s Independence Day edition! Please join those of us in Texas as we remember the dedication and sacrifice made to advance the liberty of women.

One Hundred Years Towards Suffrage will serve as a partial outline. It gives a glimpse of the long, watchful fight of individuals longing for equality and freedom for themselves and their neighbors.

Abigail Adams

1776- While John Adams attends the Constitutional Congress, his wife writes to ask him to “remember the ladies.”

Many parents are remembering the first days of school.

Emma Willard

1821- Emma Willard founds the Troy Female Seminary in New York, the first endowed school for girls.

Reading is foundational to education.

A Cotton Plantation on the Mississippi, the Harvest, 1884 by N. Currier

1839- Mississippi passes the first Married Woman’s Property Act.

The computer is a piece of property that can be helpful in education.

Lucretia Mott

1852- Lucretia Mott writes Discourse on Woman, arguing that the apparent inferiority of women can be attributed to their inferior educational opportunities.

Today educational opportunities abound.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

1866- Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony form the American Equal Rights Association, an organization for white and black women and men dedicated to the goal of universal suffrage.

Homeschoolers have goals in lessons and life.

Sojourner Truth

1872- Susan B. Anthony is arrested and brought to trial in Rochester, New York, for attempting to vote for Ulysses S. Grant. At the same time, Sojourner Truth appears at a polling booth in Grand Rapids, Michigan, demanding a ballot; she is turned away.

Homeschoolers have reason to continue.

Belva Ann Lockwood

1876 to 1879- Lawyer Belva Ann Lockwood is denied permission to practice before the Supreme Court. She spends three years pushing through legislation that enables women to practice before the Court and becomes the first woman to do so in 1879.

Practice and determination are needed to master subjects.


1878- A Woman Suffrage Amendment is introduced in the United States Congress. The wording is unchanged in 1919, when the amendment finally passes both houses.

Words and writing capture the homeschool experience.

Women’s Suffrage

1916 Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first American woman elected to represent her state in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Many homeschoolers are involved in government.

New York State Girl

1917- Women’s suffrage passed in New York State.

Homeschoolers cast their votes for a few books.

Women Get the Vote

August 26, 1920-  Nineteenth Amendment ratified. Women are allowed to vote in the United States of America.

A century of struggle with the idea that all individuals are created equal resulted in victory. Truth is marching on.

I look for the day…when the only criterion of excellence or position shall be the ability and character of the individual; and this time will come. Susan B. Anthony

Thank you for participating in the carnival. I hope you find helpful information and a bit of inspiration.

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20 Responses to 139th Carnival of Homeschooling- Women’s Independence Day Edition

  1. Thank you for including my post.

    Loved the CoH theme, and was pleased to see that 1839-Mississippi passes the first Married Woman’s Property Act.

    As a native Mississippian I am very proud that my State was among the first to recognize the ‘rights’ of women.

    Another interesting fact about Mississippi that fits with your theme Mississippi University for Women was founded in 1884 as the first public college for women.

  2. Awesome carnival debut, Renae! I love, love, LOVE the theme – the images, quotes, and timeline are all so wonderful. That must have taken quite a while to put together! I can’t wait to read this week’s posts.

  3. What a great carnival Renae, I love your theme, very nicely done! I’ll be enjoying perusing the great articles linked all day, and then some. Thanks for linking me, and all your beautiful work. :)

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  5. Thank you all very much! I enjoyed reading your posts.

    Thanks for submitting your post and for the further information about Mississippi. You must come from good ancestry. ;)

    Thank you! Yes, it did take awhile to put together not only because there are so many great articles, but also because I got distracted reading about the history of women’s suffrage in America.

    It was especially interesting to examine the differences between how the North and South dealt with the issue, and the internal causes which propelled the movement forward.

  6. Thank you for hosting and organizing this wonderful edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling. You have done an amazing job!

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