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

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."

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.