Is Michael Jackson considered black history?

My cousin has to do a black history project and his teacher said since he didn't check out a book he could choose anyone he wants. So I thought, Michael Jackson! My cousin was so excited but then I thought, is Michael Jackson even apart of black history? Please help me! The project is due next Thursday!
Update: Oh, by the way, my cousin is 5. He just stood there with a sad look on his face for like 20 minutes the day Michael died
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