Betty Soskin, The Oldest Active U.S. Park Ranger, Is Still Going Strong Soskin, who turned 100 years old on Wednesday, currently works as a ranger at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, Calif.

Betty Soskin, The Oldest Active U.S. Park Ranger, Is Still Going Strong

Betty Soskin, The Oldest Active U.S. Park Ranger, Is Still Going Strong

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Soskin, who turned 100 years old on Wednesday, currently works as a ranger at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, Calif.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin.

Happy 100th birthday to Betty Soskin. She's been a published author, a songwriter, a civil rights activist. These days, though, she's a ranger with the National Park Service. Soskin has been working at a national park in Richmond, Calif., since 2000. She helps tell the stories of Black Americans during World War II. Years ago, she told NPR, quote, "What gets remembered is a function of who's in the room doing the remembering."

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