Former NBA great Charles Barkley donates $250K toward Black History education in Ala., Miss.


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Charles Barkley, the basketball Hall of Famer best known for having a big game and bigger opinions, has decided to put his money where his mouth is. Barkley has donated $250,000 toward educating Mississippi and Alabama high school students about African-American history.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal first reported last Thursday that Barkley, currently an NBA analyst for TNT made the donation to the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and it will help fund a digital course on the contributions of African-Americans to public service, science, art and sports.

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