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Large group of protesters Downtown with signs reading "Fight poverty, not Hanoi," "SAV-CAP in the Hill," and "LBJ where's your support?" for demonstration against curtailment of anti-poverty program

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

January 1967

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 2001.35.6802 Location Not on View

Narrative

Cutline of image published in New Pittsburgh Courier newspaper, January 21, 1967, pg. 1A, reads: "Protesting Poverty Cut Offs - Protestors from all over the city and county stood shoulder to shoulder over entire grassy expanse in the middle of Gateway Center Monday in a demonstration against curtailment of the Anti-Poverty program. Demonstration was held in bitter 20 degree winter weather. - Harris Photo."

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.