I personally hate Black History Month because there is no European American History Month, no Polish American History Month, no Russian American History Month, no German American History Month, no French American History Month, no Hispanic American History Month, no Italian American History Month, yet alone an American History Month that generates as much noise in the Media and work in schools as Black History Month. Since my ancestors, who came over in back in the 17th-19th century from the Old Country, don't even have a History Month, I didn't see and I still don't see why in school I had to write papers about historical figures who happened to be Black because they happened to be Black and the month was February. I usually ended up writing about G.W. Carver because he was a scientist, which made him respectable enough out of that whole lot of historical figures whose primary claim to fame lies in their skin color. To me, Rosa Parks and MLK are some of the world's most boring people since they really didn't discover anything. Sure, they may have changed the political world, but they really didn't do anything special.
One time I chose Cleopatra as the subject of a BHM report on the grounds that she ruled Egypt, which is a country in Africa, and therefore qualified as a figure of importance to Black History. I believe I had to rewrite the report on G.W. Carver that year.
Oh, how I loathe having to deal with racists who won't even bother to learn about the cultures and subcultures I am from. In February, those racists happen to be Blacks and the authorities that think they deserve a special month for their history. History does not need a month... all history should be studied at any applicable time.