KQED Radio
KQED Newssee more
Latest Newscasts:KQEDNPR
Player Sponsored By
upper waypoint

Rebroadcast: America's Oldest Park Ranger Brings History Alive at Richmond's Rosie the Riveter Park

at
Save ArticleSave Article
Failed to save article

Please try again

 (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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 talked to Soskin as part of Forum’s First Person series profiling the leaders, innovators and others who make our region unique.

Sponsored

lower waypoint
next waypoint
Barbara McQuade on the Disinformation That's 'Sabotaging America'After Closure Announcement, a Look at Macy’s Heyday…and Union Square’s FuturePolitical and Legal Fallout Continues After Alabama IVF RulingElection 2024: SF’s Prop F Would Cut Cash Aid for People Who Use Drugs and Refuse TreatmentThe Explosion of Beirut’s Port Told Through the Lives of Women in “All She Lost”Election 2024: Concerns about Joe Biden Focus Spotlight on Kamala HarrisPerformance Reviews are Underperforming. What Should Replace Them?Tommy Orange’s ‘Wandering Stars’ Examines the Legacy and Consequences of Cultural ErasureUCSF’s Gretchen Sisson Spotlights Experiences of Birth Mothers in ‘Relinquished’Charles Duhigg's “Supercommunicators” Breaks Down How to Talk Better and Forge Connections