Mural Honoring Colin Kaepernick’s Activism Unveiled in Old West Tampa

A new mural honoring Colin Kaepernick’s courageous fight against police violence and systemic racism will be unveiled in Old West Tampa.

The 30’ x 90’ mural features portraits of Tampa youth alongside Know Your Rights Camp (KYRC) volunteers. 

The artwork depicts a young person wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with an image of the freedom fighter and former San Francisco 49er raising his fist. 

Others on the mural are wearing shirts proclaiming “I KNOW MY RIGHTS,” a reference to Know Your Rights Camp, the non-profit Kaepernick founded in 2016 to empower and liberate Black and Brown people. 

The mural was developed in collaboration with artist-activist Brandon “BMike” Odums, KYRC, and Ben & Jerry’s. Ben & Jerry’s funded the mural as part of its Change the Whirled collaboration with Kaepernick and KYRC.

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What: Mural unveiling

When: Wednesday, February 3, 10 am EST

Where: Corner of Moses White Blvd. and Albany Street (2113 W. Main Street, Tampa) 

Who: Artist-Activist Brandan “BMike” Odums

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On Sunday, February 7th at noon, Ben & Jerry’s and Know Your Rights Camp will host a free, COVID-safe community drive-thru at the mural site. 

Community members are invited to pick up a family meal (enough for 4-6 people), a pint of Colin Kaepernick’s Change the Whirled non-dairy frozen dessert, and gift certificates to local salons and barbershops (while supplies last).

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.