Sign My Name to Freedom: A Memoir of a Pioneering Life

Sign My Name to Freedom: A Memoir of a Pioneering Life

by Betty Reid-Soskin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401954215
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 160,567
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Betty Reid Soskin has been a homefront war years worker, a singer-songwriter and performer, a writer, a legislative aide, a National Parks ranger, a national icon, and an honest and tireless fighter, both against discrimination of all forms and for the growth and triumph of the human spirit and values that would benefit us all. In her blog, CBreaux Speaks at, she writes, "Life has never been richer, nor more abundantly lyrical," and "I’ve grown into someone I’d like to know—were I not me already!" Website:

Table of Contents

Editor's Note ix

Prologue xiii

Chapter 1 Creole/Black Cajun New Orleans 1

Chapter 2 Growing Up in Pre-War Bay Area 17

Chapter 3 Marriage and the War Years 37

Chapter 4 Into the Lion's Den 55

Chapter 5 Breaking Down, Breaking Up 75

Chapter 6 The Movement Years 91

Chapter 7 An Emancipated Woman 105

Chapter 8 Richmond and Rosie and Betty the Ranger 131

Chapter 9 Shining Bright at Twilight: Lessons of a Life Long Lived 161

Epilogue 185

Index 191

Acknowledgments 199

About the Author 201

About the Editor 203

Credits 205


Richmond, CA

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