Opportunity and Discrimination by Betty Soskin

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Talks at Google has uploaded Betty Soskin: "Of Lost Conversations: Opportunity and Discrimination..." Published on Sep 15, 2016

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 here.
EarthSayersBetty Soskin
OrganizationsHome Front National Historical Park
EarthSayers RatingHighly recommended
CountryUnited States
Member of Special CollectionWisdom Keepers
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