Betty Reid Soskin: Sign My Name to FreedomSaturday, April 28 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pegasus Books, 2349 Shattuck Avenue at Durant
- Current Affairs
The Bay Area Book Festival salutes Independent Bookstore Day with this special event at Pegasus Books Downtown. Activist and author Betty Reid Soskin, the oldest park ranger in America (still working for the parks), will give a highly personal talk about her new memoir “Sign My Name to Freedom,” which tells the 96-year story of Soskin’s life as a Black woman. A national treasure, Soskin has lived through decades of social tumult in the Bay Area—working on the home front during WWII and assisting the Black Panthers during the Civil Rights Movement. She will explore the decades-long history of racial upheaval in the United States, leading up to the current resurgence of anti-Black violence. Note: No tickets needed for this event, which is at Pegasus Books Downtown at 2349 Shattuck Ave.