In Australia, The Civil War, The Civil Rights Movement, and even Obama becoming the first Black President isn't "black history," it's all part of America's history. I look forward to the day when "Black History" is told and taught along with everyone else's history in America.
The presence of a "Black History Month" or any other "Minority History Month" means that there is still an "us and them" type mentality in this country; so much so that minorities need their own history separate from the rest of America's History.
This isn't as negative as it sounds, though. It also means that America as a nation agrees that minority contributions to America's history are important enough that at least a month's recognition of them annually is necessary.
That said, here's my final question for this year's Black History Month:
"What does Black History Month mean to you?"
Here is what some of them had to say: