Simply because Black History month is every day and every month!
It does not matter about the film or the character of the person, it the achievement that they have been credited, for the next generation to see that they can also achieve within their dreams and the possibility that it could be them who is awarded with the next set of titles and honours!
Each of these icons tells us a different story, but its stories that we should never forget! We must know where we come from to enable us to move forward! Bring out these stories for the next generation to evaluate.