The history of the Negro Leagues and some of its greatest players are featured in three exhibits that are on display in Omaha.
The Omaha-based Great Plains Black History Museum is hosting the exhibits during the College World Series. The exhibits are located across the street from TD Ameritrade Park, in Omaha Ballpark Village.
One features the story of Jackie Robinson. Robinson played for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues before becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball in 1947. Another exhibit documents the history of the Negro Leagues.
Great Plains Black History Museum spokeswoman Terri Sanders says the exhibits serve as a history lesson for all baseball fans.
“What we want them to learn is about the richness of the history of Negro Leagues baseball, want to learn more on their own, understand that where baseball is today is not where it was always. And it was not always inclusive of everyone.”
The third exhibit documents the statistics of 24 Negro Leagues players. The exhibits are from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.
More information is available at www.gpblackmuseum.org.