Colin Kaepernick remains blackballed by the NFL due to his activism and fight for social justice. Meanwhile, his efforts do not go unrewarded as the QB will be honored with an exhibit at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.
The museum has collected Kaepernick’s jersey worn during one of his national anthem protests as well as other articles of clothing to be displayed in an exhibit honoring the former 49er quarterback.
Sociologist and author Harry Edwards supported the Smithsonian museum in their efforts to commemorate Kap’s stance in real-time.
“I said, ‘Don’t wait 50 years to try to get some memorabilia and so forth on Kaepernick,’” Edwards said, according to USA Today. “‘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.’”
There are no further details at this time regarding the expected completion of the exhibit.