Stories aired during Black History Month: Heroes of Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – News 2 is honoring heroes all across the Volunteer State as we celebrate Black History Month.

On Thursday, we shared stories of accomplishments, diversity and success, including those of Judge Waverly Crenshaw who was the second African-American federal judge in Tennessee and Mark McCann, who was one of the first African-Americans to join Marines, before becoming a professor and administrator at Tennessee State University.

We also heard Johnie Payton’s story. She worked for the Lebanon Special District for 30 years before she decided to run for the school year. This year she became the first black person to serve on the Wilson County Board of Education.Stories featured:

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