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 has made another major donation, pledging $5 million to the Smithsonian’s new African-American history museum on the National Mall.
Officials at the National Museum of African American History and Culture announced the gift from the basketball great Monday. The museum is set to open Sept. 24.
In recognition of the gift, the museum will name a section of its sports gallery after Jordan. He also donated a jersey he wore during the 1996 NBA Finals to the museum’s collection.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to support this museum,” Jordan said in a statement. “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.”
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.
Jordan was recently challenged by Killer Mike to invest profits from his upcoming “Gold Medal” Jordan 5s into a Black bank.
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