Colin Kaepernick Immortalized in Smithsonian Black Lives Matter Exhibit

After his national anthem protests, one result is Colin Kaepernick immortalized in the Smithsonian Black Lives Matter exhibit. The items related to his national anthem protest will be added to the exhibit.

Per Daily Wire:

“The National Museum of African American History and Culture has nearly 40,000 items in our collection,” the museum’s sports curator, Damion Thomas, told USA Today’s A.J. Perez on Friday. “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.”

In May, sports sociologist and civil rights activist Harry Edwards told USA Today’s Jarrett Bell he had worked to acquire pieces of Kaepernick memorabilia to donate to the museum for a future exhibit. 

“I said, ‘Don’t wait 50 years to try to get some memorabilia and so forth on Kaepernick'” Edwards said. “‘Let me give you a game jersey, some shoes, a picture. … And it should be put right there alongside Muhammad Ali. He’s this generation’s Ali.'”
After kneeling many have followed Colin Kaepernick’s lead. They are taking his lead and protesting racial injustice in the United States.
Colin Kaepernick Immortalized in Smithsonian Black Lives Matter Exhibit
Michael Bennett, defensive end of the Seattle Seahawks, is set to protest the national anthem for the entire season. Now Marshawn Lynch has joined the party and is sitting during the anthem.
Other items in this exhibit include a statue of Jackie Robinson, the boxing glove from Jack Johnson and Tommie Smith’s warm-up suit from the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.

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