Colin Kaepernick Items to Be Part of Black Lives Matter Exhibit at National African-American History Museum

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Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be immortalized at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, according to a curator who made the announcement Friday.


Because of his kneeling protest against police brutality during the National Anthem during the 2016 NFL season, items from the 29-year-old will be part of a Black Lives Matter collection, and not a separate one, as had been previously reported.


“The National Museum of African American History and Culture has nearly 40,000 items in our collection,” Damion Thomas, the Washington museum’s sports curator, confirmed to USA Today Sports. “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 items that will be part of the display—within “one or two years,” Thomas has previously said—include a game-worn jersey, shoes and a picture donated by noted sociologist Harry Edwards.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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First, the NMAAHC is the best museum I’ve ever visited. AMAZING job by its creators. Everyone who’s interested in US history should attend, and be sure to give yourself 2 days. 5 levels covering every category of Black life in America.

Second, looks like Kap has some law enforcement support, including a very famous NYC cop...