Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Donate today to give back in celebration of all that #PublicMediaGives. Your contribution will be matched $1 for $1.

The nation's oldest active National Park ranger is hanging up her hat

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. The nation's oldest active National Park ranger is hanging up her hat. One-hundred-year-old Betty Reid Soskin is retiring from the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front Park in Richmond, Calif. She spent more than 15 years there honoring women of color who worked in wartime factories and telling her own story as a Black woman during the war. She says sharing history has brought meaning to her later years. And at 100 years old, I for one think she's entitled to a heck of a retirement party. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Related Content

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.