Items associated with Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protest during the 2016 NFL season will be included in the Black Lives Matter collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Damion Thomas, the museum’s curator of sports, informed USA Today Sports in May that the exhibit would put Kaepernick's game-worn jersey and cleats on display.
"The National Museum of African American History and Culture has nearly 40,000 items in our collection," Thomas told the paper. "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."
On Friday, there were rumors that an entire exhibit dedicated to Kaepernick was in the works.
However, Thomas shot that down, saying, "There are no current plans for an exhibition on Colin Kaepernick."
Kaepernick rose to prominence in the Black Lives Matter movement after sitting down during playing of the national anthem as a form of protest towards the social injustice going on throughout the United States. Following the 2016 NFL campaign, Kap has failed to find a team that would take a chance on him, which has led to the belief that he's being blackballed by the league.
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.