The relevance of Black History in present day is one which is
of greater importance and awareness. The Black History month is an annually
celebrated with the remembrance of the struggles and achievements gained by the
African Americans. Van De Mieroop (2016) states that ‘In the twenty-first
century, however it is no longer correct to say that black history has been
forgotten’ this proves that black history does infact matter in present day.1
When referring to the past it is important to understand that the role of black
history throughout history is one which is of greater importance. For many the
history of the blacks is one which is still commemorated in present day.  

The significance of black history in present day
is one which has taken a vital role within the historical period. Glenn (2015)
claims that ‘Black History contributes to the process of democratizing history
to make history more inclusive’.2 This further forms an argument that suggests that different types of history matter and in particular the history of the black’s. Within school curriculums black history has become rather popular, however Black History Month is the best way to learn about black history and this can be argued in both ways. Van De Mieroop (2016) argues ‘the tradition of Black History Month (BHM) that has been one of the most important sites for the wide dissemination of black history for several decades’ so it can be argued as the commemoration of the BHM is one which allows others to remember the black history as well as their battle for freedom and justice. 3Similarly one can argue that even though BHM does infact allow
others to learn the history of the black’s it is rather questionable in whether
this is the ‘best way’ to learn black history. I myself believe that even
though the BHM allows the remembrance of black history this should be done
throughout and we should be able to learn black history within the education
system. Black History should be raised awareness and the past events of
history. Brennan (2011) ‘they served as recruiters, soilders, nurses and spies,
and endured unequal treatment massacres, and riots as they pursued their quest
for freedom and equality’ further proving that the history of black’s should be
learnt throughout the present day and not just on the Black History Month.
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However, some may argue that the best way to learn about

that suggests that different types of history matter and in
particular the history of the black’s. Within school curriculums black history
has become rather popular, however Black History Month is the best way to learn
about black history and this can be argued in both ways. Van De Mieroop (2016)
argues ‘the tradition of Black History Month (BHM) that has been one of the
most important sites for the wide dissemination of black history for several
decades’ so it can be argued as the commemoration of the BHM is one which
allows others to remember the black history as well as their battle for freedom
and justice. 3

The relevance of Black History in present day is one which is
of greater importance and awareness. The Black History month is an annually
celebrated with the remembrance of the struggles and achievements gained by the
African Americans. Van De Mieroop (2016) states that ‘In the twenty-first
century, however it is no longer correct to say that black history has been
forgotten’ this proves that black history does infact matter in present day.1
When referring to the past it is important to understand that the role of black
history throughout history is one which is of greater importance. For many the
history of the blacks is one which is still commemorated in present day.  

The significance of black history in present day
is one which has taken a vital role within the historical period. Glenn (2015)
claims that ‘Black History contributes to the process of democratizing history
to make history more inclusive’.2 This further forms an argument

Black History is through the BHM day. This infact can be
argued true to an extent as  even though
BHM days allows others to remember the past experiences of the blacks , it is
therefore equally as important to learn about black history in schools etc. This
is because you can reflect as well as gain a deeper understanding into black
history.

The purpose and matter of history is one which is always
needed to be understood in order to recognise and understand past events and
the real outcome and impact it has on present day. Many people claim to ‘know’
about the past and therefore it can be argued that BHM allows that
understanding of Black history on a deeper level.

In my opinion the Black History month is infact beneficial for
the learning of others in terms of understanding the journey of black history. Landa
(2012) states ‘dimensional heroes, like icons of perfection, who stood up to injustice,
danger and aggression’ this suggests that for many schools the key aim was
allowing the students to understand the heroes of the period as well as
remember them for their bravery. This emphasises that Black History Month for
many is the most efficient way of learning about black history, as they gain an
understanding of the journey in which many were faced with.  La Garett (2016) emphasises that ‘scholars
have theorized that black history was more than mere celebrations of exceptions
black heroes and heroines’ indicating that even

though many
believe in the recognition of black history this is infact a limitation. As the
period of black history was more than just remembering the heroes. It was
taking the argument further and suggesting that for many this was a period of
struggle and injustice. Which a question whether BHM is the best form of
learning and whether it is rather better to learn about Black history throughout
the year instead of a specific day in the year.

However many would
argue that BHM is not infact the nest way to teach black history and this
should be taught throughout school curriculums. Thomas (1986) argues ‘Black
scholars and laypersons on all continents unified their efforts to promote
black accomplishment and celebrate the black heritage’. The proves that black history
could be efficiently understood in many ways and BHM is not the only way to
present the history of the black’s.

To conclude, I
believe that even though BHM is one of the best ways to teach black history to
others this could infact be done in many others ways which would equally work
aswell.