Betty Soskin is a National Park Service ranger at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California. At age 92 she is the country’s oldest full-time national park ranger. Follow the link to read her story.
Adm. Michelle J. Howard was just promoted to her new rank as the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, the No. 2 officer over the entire U.S. Navy. She is not only the first woman to hold the job, but the first African-American. It’s the latest achievement for Howard, who previously was the first African-American woman to serve as a three-star officer in the U.S. military and command a U.S. Navy ship.
Tamara Tunie Photos - Actress Tamara Tunie arrives at the ninth annual Ford Hoodie Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 13, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - 9th Annual Ford Hoodie Awards Hosted By Steve Harvey - Red Carpet
"An Ordinary Hero is the story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a little known Civil Rights worker who did the extraordinary. As a 19 year old college student in 1961, Joan had already participated in nearly three dozen protests and sit-ins when she was arrested for participating in the Freedom Rides. After spending two months at the infamous Parchman Penitentiary on death row she went on to attend Tougaloo College and was one of the first whites to pledge Delta Sigma Theta."