In September of 2016, the Smithsonian opened up the National Museum of African American History & Culture and ever since, it’s impact has been massive.
This week, it’s been revealed that memorabilia from QB Colin Kaepernick – who took a stand against social and racial injustice throughout the entire 2016-2017 NFL season – will be placed in the new museum with Kaep’s story being put on the forefront.
The psychologist for the San Francisco 49ers (Kaep’s former team) Dr. Harry Edwards had this to say to the USA Today:
“I said, ‘Don’t wait 50 years to try to get some memorabilia and so forth on Kaepernick,’ ” Edwards told USA TODAY Sports. “ ‘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.’ ”
While Edwards and others are urging the Smithsonian to get these items on display ASAP, it’ll likely be another year or two before Kaep’s memorabilia is all over the National Museum of African American History & Culture.
Keep up the good work, Colin!