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America's Oldest Park Ranger Brings History to Life at Richmond's Rosie the Riveter Park

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Betty Reid Soskin is, at 93, the oldest national park ranger in the United States. She came to the Bay Area in 1927 as a six-year old girl, and now works at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond. Soskin's tours reflect her perspective as an African-American woman in the Bay Area during the war. She says the park is a place where, "America can revisit its past and move together to a more compassionate future." We'll talk to Soskin as part of Forum's First Person series profiling the leaders, innovators and others who make our region unique.


Betty Reid Soskin, park ranger, National Park Service