According to management at the museum, items from Colin Kaepernick’s protest are to be displayed at Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Museum curators have already begun requesting items of significance from the unemployed quarterback’s national anthem protest last year.
“Artifacts from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protests will reportedly soon be on display at the Black Lives Matter collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History,” the Washington Examiner reports.
Damion Thomas, the museum’s sports curator, told USA Today that “the National Museum of African American History and Culture has nearly 40,000 items in our collection.”
“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,” Thomas added. (Related: BOMBSHELL Report Suggests Charlottesville Was A SETUP And Here’s How)
The Washington Times points out that there is still no room in the exhibit for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
According to the Smithsonian Institution, Clarence Thomas the second black man to sit upon the highest court in the land, would not be added because the contents of the exhibit are determined by “themes, not individuals.”
This seems contradictory considering D.C. newsman Jim Vance has been added to the exhibit.
“You want people to be able to see how he moved, how he thought, how he engaged the camera, how he engaged the public and how he laughed,” said the museum’s founding director, Lonnie Bunch, in an interview with NBC Washington in July. “And so in many ways, the key would be what would allow us to understand who Jim Vance was.”
Now, Kaepernick is getting a spot in the exhibition before Thomas, who is now the highest-ranking African American official in American government.
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