Retired NBA player Michael Jordan has donated $5 million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture's Sports Gallery, according to the Smithsonian.
Other notable athletes, including baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron and former basketball player Magic Johnson, have also made donations to the museum.
Jordan also donated his game-worn 1996 NBA Finals home jersey to the museum’s permanent collection. A section of the sports gallery will now be named "The Michael Jordan Hall: Game Changers," the Smithsonian said.
Jordan will be one of 17 "game changers" featured in the museum.
"We are extremely grateful to Michael Jordan for his game-changing support,” said Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the museum, in the Smithsonian statement.
"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. The Sports Gallery will celebrate how African Americans have changed sports—and how African Americans in sports have changed America."
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