This month, we introduce you to 7th grader Henry. For the past two summers, Henry has led tours of the Great Plains Black History Museum's exhibit of the Negro Baseball League. This exhibit was put on in conjunction with the College World Series.
Henry first found out about the opportunity in 5th grade. Students across Omaha were asked to read the book Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues and then write a 500 word essay. Students were then interviewed, with only 12 students selected to be tour guides. Henry was the only student from a private school selected. Henry served as a tour guide in the summers prior to 6th and 7th grade.
Henry likes everything about being a tour guide. The most famous person he has given a tour to is Omaha City Councilman Ben Gray.
Should the exhibit return for another year, Henry will be back on the job and looking forward to your visit.
Great job Henry!