This is Not Your Typical Black History Month Essay

Chris L. Butler
4 min readFeb 25, 2022

For Black History Month this year, I had planned to write a poem or lyric essay. I juggled around the common themes of survival, achievement, oppression, and creativity. While I do believe it is important to know our history, and to know of these things, I often wonder how much we recycle certain stories, or even what new stories could and should be told.

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Chris L. Butler

Black American & Dutch writer living in Canada. Author of 2 chapbooks: ‘Sacrilegious’ and ‘BLERD: ’80s BABY, ’90s KID’. 🇺🇸🇳🇱🇨🇦