New Documentary Reveals the Role of Summit County Residents in WWI

Tue 10/30 @ 7PM

Akron’s Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and the University of Akron collaborated to produce a documentary called Lost Voices of the Great War: Summit County in the First World War.

The film draws on various Summit County area collections for photos, letters, documents and film, adding dramatic reenactments, interviews, period music and narration to tell stories about the experiences of Summit County residents both at home and overseas during that world-changing conflict. They include Goodyear’s founder F.A Seiberling whose company producers tires, blimps and masks for the military as well as Akron resident Charles C. Johnson, the only known decorated African-American officer from Ohio.

The film screens at the main auditorium of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, followed by a panel discission. It’s free and open to the public.


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