Kaepernick Protest Items Will Be Featured In Smithsonian
Colin Kapernick is taking his talents to the Smithsonian. Some of the items related to his controversial national anthem protest and his other efforts to call attention to racial inequality and police brutality will be displayed in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History. Specifically, the items will be included in the Black Lives Matter collection. Damion Thomas, the Washington museum’s sports curator, confirmed the news, stating:
The National Museum of African American History and Culture has nearly 40,000 items in our collection. The Colin Kaepernick collection is in line with the museum’s larger collecting efforts to document the varied areas of society that have been impacted by the Black Lives Matter movement.
The museum reportedly plans to display Kaepernick’s items — including a game-worn jersey, shoes and a picture donated by noted sociologist Harry Edwards.