Interview with Shanna Brodbeck

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Title

Interview with Shanna Brodbeck

Subject

Social justice
Women's rights
Women's March on Washington

Description

An oral history with Shanna Brodbeck, an alumnus and employee of Auburn University, concerning her participation in the satellite Women's March on Washington that occurred on January 21, 2017, in Birmingham, Alabama. In this interview, Shanna Brodbeck begins by describing her childhood in Germany, Texas, and Alabama as a military dependent. Brodbeck discusses her views on the changing nature of American politics, with an intriguing narrative of her residence in Germany at the start of the Iraq War and the “weight of having to defend [the] entire country.” She also details the myriad emotions she felt after the election and her motivations for participating in the 2017 Women’s March in Birmingham, AL.

Creator

Shanna Brodbeck

Source

Special Collections and Archives

Publisher

Auburn University Libraries

Date

February 10, 2017

Contributor

Heather M. Haley, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Auburn University, in cooperation with the University Archives and Special Collections

Rights

All files are the property of the Auburn University Libraries and are intended for non-commercial use. Users of these materials are asked to acknowledge the Auburn University Libraries. For information about obtaining high-resolution copies of this and other items in this collection, please contact Auburn University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Department at archives@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1732.

Format

Digital Audio File
Transcription PDF

Language

English

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Heather M. Haley

Interviewee

Shanna Brodbeck

Location

Brodbeck Residence (Auburn, AL)

Original Format

MP3 Audio File
Transcription PDF

Duration

01:36:24

Time Summary

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:00:38 - Shanna's childhood
00:04:39 - Shanna's education in Alabama
00:12:47 - Growing up in a military family
00:17:08 - Attending Auburn University
00:20:40 - Shanna's political and ideological leanings
00:31:23 - Living in Germany, including witnessing a Nazi rally
00:40:50 - Graduate School in Baltimore, MD
00:46:45 - Working for Auburn University as an academic coach
00:50:17 - Election Day, November 8, 2016
01:05:02 - Women's March (in Birmingham, AL)
01:19:20 - Why Shanna marched
01:27:59 - Shanna' post-march activism
01:29:23 - League of Women Voters
01:34:36 - Shanna's final thoughts

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