African American History Museum To Feature Colin Kaepernick Collection
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will now include artifacts from Colin Kaepernick.
In a report from USA Today, the collection of Kaepernick items, which includes a game-worn jersey, shoes and a picture donated by noted sociologist Harry Edwards, will be a part of the museum’s Black Lives Matter collection.
“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, said. “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.”
It was initially reported that Kaepernick would be getting his own exhibit but that is no longer the case. Kaepernick is still a free agent quarterback who is without a team because he protested the killing of unarmed black men, women, and children by police.
In a recent report, the Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome have allegedly met resistance from team owner Steve Bisciotti in signing Kaepernick. However, both Harbaugh and Newsome have said that the claims are incorrect, with the two releasing a statement saying Bisciotti “has not told us we cannot sign Colin Kaepernick.”
NYPD officers recently held a rally in support of Kaepernick, with a handful of current and former cops wearing #WeStandWithKap t-shirts and taking a knee for the NFL athlete and activist.