National Women's History Month on March, 2016: Black History Month?
March, 2016 is National Women's History Month 2016. Women's History Month Celebrate women by learning more about their historic achievements!
Women's History Month is an annual declared month worldwide that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
Not to answer your question with a question, but which is it that you want to do: stop talking about black history, or incorporate it in history-at-large? Black History Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, LGBT History Month, Women's History Month, and Jewish American Heritage Month all exist because members of these groups are historically underrepresented in the teaching of history. Their accomplishments and contributions to society are all too often deemed inconsequential and not worth discussing. These communities have taken it on themselves to promote historical figures and events as a way to remember the past and to educate the public. If all you've learned about black history in your lifetime is slavery, MLK, Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X, some of the fault is yours. There is a treasure trove of information available to anyone who's interested. The best part is, it's available all year long.
Is Helen Keller a women celebrated on National Women's Month?
National Women's Month -- or as it is more properly called "National Women's History Month" is a way to celebrate the role of all American women, of all backgrounds, who have helped to shape America. Helen Keller is a good person to pick - she meets the requirements of being an American woman who helped shape America, and she has been recognized for her role by being in the National Women's Hall of Fame.
So she would be a great candidate to do a report about, for National Women's History Month!
Is Black History Month racist?
No, Black History Month is not racist. National History and Heritage months are simply months that we take the time to celebrate the contributions of different groups here in America. Black History Month in February, is no different Women's History month in March, Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month in May, Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 or Polish American Heritage Month in October. These months are not racist or feminist; they are set aside to celebrate and pay tribute to groups of people who's accomplishments and contributions are otherwise overlooked.