Window on Williams – Conversation with Honorary Degree Recipient Betty Reid Soskin

Betty Reid Soskin is a civil rights advocate and recently retired ranger with the National Park Service’s Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, Calif., which honors the contributions women made to the war effort. Throughout her life, Soskin has fought against racism and discrimination. In 1945 she co-founded Reid’s Records in Berkeley, Calif. One of the first Black-owned record shops in California, Reid’s was dedicated to supporting African American music and became especially influential in supporting gospel musicians.

Producer
Jim Kolesar / Williams College Office of Public Affairs and Media Services
Series
Window on Williams
Category
Studio Shows & Interviews

Window on Williams – Dwelling of the Gallant, Women of Williams

Panelists/Speakers: Kitty Babson ’72, Ninette Enrique ’87, Danielle Deane-Ryan ’97, Alejandra Moran Olivas ’17 Fifty-one years ago, seven women walked across the Williams commencement stage for the first time. A few months later, the first four-year coed class arrived on campus. Join us for an inspiring program as we celebrate the profound impact more than 13,000 alumnae have had on Williams and the world ever since - as represented by the stories of four Women of Williams from across the decades.

Producer
Jim Kolesar / Williams College Office of Public Affairs and Media Services
Series
Window on Williams
Category
Studio Shows & Interviews