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Betty Reid Soskin: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Soskin, Betty Reid
Interviewer(s):
Wilmot, Nadine
Title:
Betty Reid Soskin: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
Betty Reid Soskin, of Louisiana Creole heritage, is a native of Oakland and was witness to the massive in-migration of Southerners during the 1940's. During the war she worked in the administrative offices of a black auxiliary union (A36), in the shipyards, as well as the federal government. Soskin started with her first husband the famous Reid's music store on Sacramento Street in Berkeley. She is active in Bay Area Democratic politics.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2002
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10261239
Rights:
Soskin, Betty Reid. "Betty Reid Soskin: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by Nadine Wilmot in 2002. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.