Sign about the integration of the Detroit Tigers

Image for Sign about the integration of the Detroit Tigers
Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Rogell, William George, American, 1904 - 2003
Ozzie Virgil, Sr., Dominican American, born 1932
Detroit Tigers, American, founded 1894
Medium
paint on paper on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W: 27 3/4 x 20 in. (70.5 x 50.8 cm)
Type
posters
Place depicted
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date
1958
Description
A large red and black hand-painted sign on paper mounted to a large piece of cardboard, with the message: [Mr. Rogell The Tigers Arent All White Anymore!].
Topic
African American
Activism
Baseball
Civil rights
Politics (Practical)
Race relations
Segregation
United States--History--1953-1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2012.46.28
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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