Press

Check out a variety of press items on the park and our work.  Click the links below to enjoy recent articles and some that contribute to our history.

BY CAROLE TERWILLIGER MEYERS
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

The City of Richmond does not leap to mind when considering World War II heroes, but it, and many of its citizens, were just that.

Its well positioned waterfront location, combined with a deep-water harbor and abundant work force, made it the ideal spot to ramp up production of ships to fuel the war effort.

When visitors to a national park in California ask Betty Soskin what it was like on the home front during World War II, she doesn't have to consult the history books. She lived it.

Featured in: Marketplace for Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Produced by Robert Garrova

 

Marian Sousa didn’t have to look very hard for her first job.

The U.S. government hired her right out of a drafting class at UC Berkeley and Sousa became a draftsman at Shipyard Number Three during WWII.

KQED's Forum First Person series learns from Ranger Betty Reid Soskin about her work at the Park. Listen to the full episode here!

93-year-old ranger Betty Soskin started her career at the age of 85, and gives guided tours at the Rosie the Riveter, World War II Home Front National Historical Park. TODAY's Sheinelle Jones reports.

The oldest national park ranger in the US tells us why she's proud of the second world war home front park in Richmond, just across the bay from San Francisco...

I settled in the greater Bay Area as a six-year-old in 1927. When I graduated from high school in 1938, my two opportunities for employment were working in agriculture or being a domestic servant. At that time, labour unions weren't racially integrated and, during the war, I worked as a clerk for the segregated boilermakers' union.

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