94 years young - Betty Reid Soskin sparkles with insight, humility and at times giddiness as to what she has been able to experience.
In this 40-minute podcast, Betty discusses moving to Oakland when Calvin Coolidge (!) was US President and tells life as she experienced it - the unpleasantness of racism in her community (including death threats) and the eventual change in her neighbourhood’s attitude. She grins with pride in recounting her work as a National Park Ranger and what she has been able to witness over the course of her long life. She equally discusses some of her most intimate moments when asked about her uniform.
The subject of two documentary films and with a book being released next year, Betty is keeping very busy and is a role model and an inspiration to us all.
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