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Detail shots of the Black Lives Matter mural painted on the 200-block of South Tryon Street on Friday, July 10, 2020. (David T. Foster III/
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Over the past year, the Charlotte Observer has told stories about Black elders who shaped Charlotte’s history decades ago, as well as a rising generation of young leaders who are already contributing to Black history in our city.

Whether in business, arts, food, education or health care, Black Charlotteans are blazing new trails in every industry and changing our city for the better. Next month — Black History Month — we want to pay special attention to those who are leading history in the making.

Below, tell us who we should be highlighting. Your input will help shape upcoming news stories.

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