Michael Jordan Donates $5 Million to National Museum of African American History and Culture
The National Museum of African American History and Culture revealed on Monday that it received a $5 million donation from Michael Jordan. According to the Washington Post, it is the largest amount of money ever donated to the museum by a sports figure. The museum will recognize his contribution by naming a section of their sports gallery after him.
Last month, Jordan released a statement following the police shootings involving Alton Sterling and Philando Castile explaining why he could no longer stay silent. "The problems we face didn’t happen overnight and they won’t be solved tomorrow," he said. "But if we all work together, we can foster greater understanding, positive change and create a more peaceful world for ourselves, our children, our families and our communities."