Betty Soskin, The Oldest Active U.S. Park Ranger, Is Still Going Strong
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Soskin, who turned 100 years old on Wednesday, currently works as a ranger at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, Calif.
RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin.
Happy 100th birthday to Betty Soskin. She's been a published author, a songwriter, a civil rights activist. These days, though, she's a ranger with the National Park Service. Soskin has been working at a national park in Richmond, Calif., since 2000. She helps tell the stories of Black Americans during World War II. Years ago, she told NPR, quote, "What gets remembered is a function of who's in the room doing the remembering."
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