COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – On Feb. 1, NBC4 honored Black history in central Ohio by sharing the stories of local African Americans.

The half-hour special was hosted by NBC4 Anchors Kerry Charles and Colleen Marshall.

The broadcast shares the saga of the Lincoln Marchers, a group of mothers and children who, after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, marched every day pushing for integration in Hillsboro, Ohio.

The special also uncovers the history of one of the first African American country clubs in the U.S., located in a Columbus suburb.

Colleen interviews two members of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus from central Ohio to talk about the group’s mission and agenda.

Additionally, the show examines how art created to express the push for racial equality in Columbus during the 2020 protests is being preserved in a new book. Kerry discusses the work with some of the artists featured on its pages.