Colin Kaepernick’s Uniform Will Be Placed in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Free agent #ColinKaepernick made his mark in the NFL last year and we’re not talking touchdown passes. His infamous National Anthem protest caused people to take a closer look at racism and oppression in this country. According to Harry Edwards, a sociologist, Kaep’s protest jersey and other memorabilia will be added to the Smithsonian National Museum Of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. 

Edwards told USA Today Sports:

I said, ‘Don’t wait 50 years to try to get some memorabilia and so forth on Kaepernick. 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.’

If you think Kaepernick has stopped trying to get his message across…think again. His “Know Your Rights” campaign has been helping people learn about how to deal with las enforcement and financial literacy. He donated suits to parolees to help them find work. He also donated $25,000 to a Chicago non-profit organization to help their communities. 

Kaepernick may not be picked up by an NFL team yet, but he is making history and he is standing up for what he believes in. 

Photo Credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty

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