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 National Museum of African American History and Culture has nearly 40,000 items in our collection," said Damion Thomas, the museum's sports curator, to USA Today. "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."
The free agent quarterback who has yet to find a team for the upcoming 2017 NFL season will feature prominently at the African American history museum, which previously neglected to acknowledge Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Thomas, the second African American justice in U.S. history and now the highest ranking African American official in American government, was only briefly included by the museum in a fleeting reference to Anita Hill's testimony from his confirmation hearing. Hill accused Thomas of sexual harassment while seeking to derail his confirmation to the high court.