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Protesters outside of U. S. Steel building, including Byrd Brown with sign reading "NAACP PGH Branch," and Judge Henry Smith with sign reading "US Steel still has segregated facilities in 1966," 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 2001.35.6797 Location Not on View


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...Center photo shows Pittsburgh NAACP President Byrd Brown and Penna. NAACP President Henry Smith picketing. They were joined by a half dozen NAACP presidents from Southwestern Penna. areas and by Herbert Hill, national NAACP Labor Secretary".

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.