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Cairo Olympian's career on display at Tville museum


By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) – The Black History Museum in Thomasville is now showcasing the career of an Olympic basketball player.

The career highlights of Cairo native Teresa Edwards are on permanent display at the museum.

Edwards is the first American basketball player to compete in five Olympic games.

She is almost the most decorated Olympic basketball player, male or female, winning four gold medals and one bronze.

Museum curator Jack Hadley convinced her to donate some of her game memorabilia.

"We started constantly emailing each other and so I asker her," explains Hadley. "I said, 'Teresa, I've got the museum open, donate me a uniform or some artifacts for the museum because our kids need to be able to feel and touch and see our role models and some of the artifacts worn in different games.'"

The Teresa Edwards display is in the sports section of the museum next to another famous Cairo native, Jackie Robinson.

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