PBS Western Reserve Specials

The Forgotten Dead

Special | 27m 19s  | Video has closed captioning.

From the mid-19th to early 20th century, the green space that is now Schneider Park in Akron, Ohio, was a cemetery attached to the county poorhouse, which housed elderly and disabled people of that era. To tell the story of the people who resided there, a local theater troupe of actors with disabilities reenacts what life would have been like for them back then.

Aired: 09/01/20

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

PBS Western Reserve Specials is a local public television program presented by WNEO.