Posted on March 2, 2023 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Colin Kaepernick’s publishing company and Haymarket Books are jointly producing an essay collection that promises to celebrate the Black radical tradition.

Publishers Weekly reports that Our History Has Always Been Contraband: In Defense of Black Studies will come out first as a free ebook and then, in spring or summer, as a print book.

Kaepernick will serve as one of the three editors for the essays from Black scholars and thinkers.

Haymarket editorial director Anthony Arnove said the collaboration comes in direct response to the controversy around the College Board’s revisions to its Advanced Placement African American Studies curriculum.

He noted that while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has claimed credit for the changes (something the College Board denies), the tension around what students can or should learn is found across the nation.

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