“I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a Black man in a white world. In 1972, in 1947, at my birth in 1919, I know that I never had it made.” —Jackie Robinson, Major league Baseball infielder (1947–1955)
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.” —Colin Kaepernick, National Football League quarterback (2011–2016)
Printed at the worker-owned and union-run Community Printers, Santa Cruz, CA.
This is #129 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.