Akron’s role during World War II


Learn why your parents or grandparents came to the Akron area. Akron played an important role in World War II. Learn about the era, the often-anonymous workers who produced everything from tires to lifeboats to Corsair aircraft, and what it was like on the homefront. This presentation was made by Dr. Kevin F. Kern, associate professor of history at the University of Akron. It was held at the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Green branch, 4046 Massillion Road, Green.