Colin Kaepernick will finally be receiving his flowers due to super television producer Ava DuVernay. Coming soon to a Netflix account near you is Colin in Black & White. Announced on Monday, the limited drama series will be based upon Kaepernick’s high school years. The series will be six episodes long and cover Kaepernick’s growing up as a black child adopted by a white family and defining his identity while working to become a professional athlete. Kaepernick himself will both narrate the series and play his teenage self.
While a release date has not yet been announced work, on the series began in May. Michael Starrbury will also be an executive producer on the show. DuVernay and Starrberry worked together on the Emmy nominated Netflix series When They See Us.
Best known for his activism, Colin Kaepernick is a former NFL player. During his time with the San Francisco 49er’s, Kapernick began taking a knee during the National Anthem at games to protest police brutality and racial injustice. He began receiving hatred from the NFL organization, fans and politicians and was soon blackballed. Although being known as one the greats, Kaepernick has not played professional football since 2016.
In 2016 Kapernick founded the “Know Your Rights Camp” whose mission is to “advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders (https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/who-we-are). They teach the “Ten Points” of your rights to youth and have donated nearly $100,000 to Covid-19 relief.