NBA Legend Michael Jordan Donates $5 Million To National Museum Of African American History And Culture

NBA Legend Michael Jordan Donates $5 Million To
 National Museum Of African American History And Culture
BHR Hollywood Reports.............Michael Jordan is giving away more money for the cause. The basketball legend and sneaker icon just dropped $5 million to help the National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Michael Jordan 
Jordan, who is worth $1.4 billion, made headlines this past July when he spoke out against police brutality and gun violence and donated $1 million dollars each to the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s new Institute for Community-Police Relations and NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

The gift, the largest from a sports figure to the 19th Smithsonian museum, pushes private donations to the museum to $278 million. Including federal aid, the museum, which President Obama will open on Sept. 24, has raised more than $548 million.

National Museum Of African American History And Culture
The Chicago Bulls also gave a jersey that Jordan wore during the 1996 NBA Finals to the museum's permanent collection. In recognition of the gifts, the museum will name a section of its sports gallery the Michael Jordan Hall.
... "I am grateful for the opportunity to support this museum," Jordan said in a statement.

Museum Founding Director Lonnie Bunch 
"I also am indebted to the historic contributions of community leaders and athletes such as Jesse Owens, whose talent, commitment and perseverance broke racial barriers and laid the groundwork for the successful careers of so many African Americans in athletics and beyond."

Museum Founding Director Lonnie Bunch expressed gratitude for Jordan's contribution. "His gift will enable our visitors to explore how sports were used to break barriers as a way to gain full participation in American society," Bunch said in a statement.

Quite the generous donation by Jordan. And while Jordan gets a section of the museum named after him because of it, his gift is far more important as it helps persevere African American history and cultural. It truly is a gift that will keep on giving.
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