Betty Reid Soskin

Betty Reid Soskin is the oldest park ranger with National Park Service and the author of Sign My Name to Freedom: A Memoir of a Pioneering Life. Her remarkable life spans nearly ten decades and has included being an author, composer and singer, social and political activist, entrepreneur, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, historian, blogger, and public speaker. Betty was instrumental in the establishment of the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California. She was later hired to work at the Rosie the Riveter Park, where she works today. In 1995 Betty was named a “Woman of the Year” by the California State Legislature. In 2005 she was named one of the nation’s ten outstanding women, “Builders of communities and dreams” by the National Women’s History Project. She is a highly sought-after public speaker and her blog, CBreaux Speaks, has thousands of followers. Betty lives in Richmond, California.

Hear Stories By
Betty Reid Soskin

The Test

by Betty Reid Soskin

95 year old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin squares off with an intruder.

Listen Now Add to Playlist