If This Tag Could Talk …
This tag was used on Jackie Robinson's luggage
as he traveled the country in the mid-1950s, while
playing baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Before Robinson broke baseball's color barrier
in 1947, he was not allowed in "White Only"
hotels. His luggage tag represents the new freedoms
that Robinson's impact had on baseball -- and
the acceptance of the black athlete in baseball
and American society.