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Group of children protesting on a North Side hillside, holding signs reading "Don't take our school," "We want our small children to remain close to home," in background a billboard reading "Columbus Elementary School Board of Public Education Pittsburgh," and a Jendoco Construction Company sign

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

c. 1945-1970

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 2001.35.6819 Location Not on View

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.