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Gabby Douglas Donates to Black-History Museum




Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas will go down in African-American history as the first black woman in her sport to win the all-around gold. Now, thanks to her donation to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, mementos from her 2012 London Olympic Games triumph will go with her, the Huffington Post reports.

The Virginia Beach, Va., native is giving the museum the leotard she wore during her first competitive season in 2003. She’s also giving the wrist tape and uneven bar grips she used in the 2012 Olympics, as well as her mother’s ticket to the games, personal photos and her Olympic credentials.

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