Every February, ESSENCE highlights those people who have helped shape our culture and communities for Black History Month. This year, we’d like you to chime in and share who was important in shaping who you are today. We love vintage pictures so dig up some great old-school photos of your family, friends and loved ones and let us know why they’re important to you. We want to see your mom looking fab in the ’70s, your auntie grilling for the annual BBQ back in the ’80s, or that very special family vacation in the country with the family.

Upload a pic and you might appear in a gallery on ESSENCE.com!