This episode focuses on the life of Voda "Bea" Hardy Curtis, and documents the path of her family from slavery to suffrage. The episode also features audio clips from Voda Curtis' 1977 oral history (S0829) housed at the State Historical Society of Missouri's St. Louis Research Center, as well as final thoughts from past oral history interns–Cydney Smith, Cassie Draudt, and Keely Doll–who conducted research on Voda Curtis' life.
Originally from Naperville, Illinois, Keely Doll is currently a senior at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in journalism and history. She served as an oral history intern for the State Historical Society of Missouri during Summer 2020.