Author: Shea Simanek Magnuson, interviewed by Mariam Addarrat
Title: Women's Suffrage in Kentucky (2020)
Publisher: Tales from the Kentucky Room, Lexington Public Library, Lexington, KY (6 January 2020)
Shea Simanek Magnuson speaks in this podcast about the history of women’s suffrage in Kentucky and the U.S. The episode features two suffrage songs:
- “Daughters of Freedom” performed by the “Music for the Nation” Singers and can be found on the Library of Congress website here, and
- a 1916 recording of “She’s Good Enough To Be Your Baby’s Mother”, performed by Anna Chandler that can be found on the Internet Archive website here
Shea Simanek Magnuson is a Library Assistant with the Lexington Public Library system where she has done several programs that center on Kentucky women. Shea received her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Kentucky, and her Master of Arts in history from Eastern Kentucky University. Academically, the primary focus of her research has been the history of Catholicism in the Western world. Outside of academics, her primary research focuses have been on how religion impacts and influences women and the women's movement, and the history of syncretic religions. She is presently looking to break into the field of public history. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.