Upcoming Netflix Docuseries Will Cover Colin Kaepernick Teenage Years

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Netflix  (NFLX) - Get Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Report announced on Monday that it is teaming up with Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick to create a six-part series on the athlete and activist's early years.

'Colin in Black & White' will tell the story of Kaepernick's adolescent life, with the former NFL quarterback lending his voice for narration.

Kaepernick released a statement about the upcoming series saying, “Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens. We seek to give a new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community during my high school years.”

The former 49ers quarterback began kneeling during the national anthem in order to raise awareness about police brutality towards Blacks and racial injustice in America. After he became a free agent in 2017, Kaepernick went unsigned, with most analysts agreeing that the player was being frozen out by the NFL. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL which he withdrew in 2019 after reaching a settlement with the league.

DuVernay, the groundbreaking academy award nominee, is best known for films such as Selma, 13th, and the Netflix series When They See Us, based on the 1989 Central Park jogger case.

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