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The Only Person of Color in the Room

July 17, 2020

Reid Soskin, Betty (U.S. National Park Service Ranger)

Families; African Americans; Racial Segregation; Humanities; Empathy

At 95, Betty Reid Soskin is the oldest active U.S. Park Ranger. Having lived through wars, racial segregation, and other turbulent times in our history, she says empathy and world peace are possible through the humanities.

To celebrate its 40th year anniversary of grant making, programming, and partnerships that connect Californians to each other, California Humanities invited a group of 40 prominent Californians to explore what the humanities mean to them. For more information visit California Humanities: We Are the Humanities.


History / Families / African Americans / Racial Segregation / Humanities / Empathy /

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