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Greater Pittsburgh Improvement League and NAACP members, including Mal Goode on right wearing trench coat, Charlie Kendall on right with outstretched arms, and Louis "Hop" Kendrick, gathered in and around a truck parked outside of Civic Arena with large sign reading "Wake up Negroes, Democrats allow these conditions to exist..."

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

c. 1961-1965

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 2001.35.6861 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.