Betty Reid Soskin

Opportunity and Discrimination in WWII Shipyards

Betty Reid Soskin

Talk: Opportunity and Discrimination in WWII Shipyards

Betty Reid Soskin speaks about her experiences as a Black woman in the shipyards during World War II. Now in her 90s, Soskin is the country's oldest active park ranger, serving at the Rosie the Riveter World War II/Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California, which she helped bring into existence. Betty brings a unique perspective to the story of the home front effort, having lived it as a woman of color. She also touches on the immense social changes that she and her family members have witnessed, and provides her thoughts on the responsibility of living in a democracy. The following video provides more context to her work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc490zRLWMA

Betty Reid Soskin

Betty Reid Soskin is a Park Ranger with the National Park Service, assigned to the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California.