*Remember that little incident that ended with Harvard professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates in handcuffs while cussin’ and calling a certain police officer names and stuff?

Well, those handcuffs are now headed to the new museum on black history at the Smithsonian.

If you recall, last summer’s arrest of Gates set off racial drama that led to the so-called beer summit at the White House with Gates, arresting cop James Crowley, VP Joe Biden, and President Obama.

“No one would exactly call me Malcolm X,” Gates tells Deborah Solomon for her “Questions” column in the New York Times Magazine. “And I don’t think as time goes on that I will be remembered for handcuffs. I hope not.”

Newser.com reports that Gates says Crowley gave him the cuffs when the two met for another drink after the beer summit.