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Black History Month: Do you know an inspiring black Canadian? Share your stories with us

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Prominent black Canadians have enriched the country with their achievements, including the first-ever black MP and cabinet minister Lincoln Alexander. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Every February, Black History Month recognizes the legacy and contributions of black Canadians throughout history. 

The month-long celebration delves into the past to honour pioneers of change, reflects on the present to acknowledge leaders of today and engages the future to cultivate up-and-coming trailblazers.

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Prominent black Canadians have enriched the country with their achievements, including the first-ever black MP and cabinet minister Lincoln Alexander, Olympic gold medallist Donovan Bailey and former Governor General MichaĆ«lle Jean, to name a few. 

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And every day, black Canadians make a difference in the lives of the patients they treat, the students they teach, and the youth they reach.

We want to honour the outstanding black Canadians in your communities.

Who are they? What do they do? Why do they inspire you? 

Please send your story and a photo of your nominee to community@cbc.ca with the subject line "Black History Month 2014." (We ask that you please keep your submission under 200 words.)

You can also Tweet (@CBCCommunity) or Instagram us (@CBCNews) with the hashtag #CBCBHM. 

Or upload using the widget below:


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