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Protesters, possibly including Nate Smith on megaphone in front of others, including James McCoy, Matthew Moore Sr., Vince Matthews, Herbert Bean, Dr. Charles Greenlee, Rev. Donald McIlvane, Charles Kendall, Charles Michaels, Mike Desmond, Byrd Brown, Gabby Russell, and Pauline Hall demonstrating against discrimination at US Steel in front of Union Trust Building, Downtown

Charles "Teenie" Harris (American, 1908–1998)

June 1966

Medium black and white: Kodak Safety Film Measurements H: 4 x W: 5 in. (10.2 x 12.7 cm) Credit Heinz Family Fund Accession Number 2001.35.5867 Location Not on View

Narrative

Cutline of image published in Pittsburgh Courier newspaper, June 11, 1966, pg. 1A, reads: "NAACP PICKETS U. S. STEEL MAIN HEADQUARTERS - As the national, state and local levels of NAACP picketed U. S. Steel Corp.'s main headquarters building at Fifth Ave. and William Penn Way, Downtown, Monday.....Assembled picketers who sang freedom songs and shouted chants place hands over hearts as they pledge U.S. allegiance, sang National Anthem and prayed at one point".

Artist Bio

Teenie Harris photographed for the Pittsburgh Courier for almost 40 years, documenting life in the African-American community. His approximately 70,000 negatives, recently acquired by the museum, form one of the richest-known archives of Black life in an American city from the 1930s to the 1970s.