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Men protesting swimming pool segregation with signs reading "We want democracy at Highland Park Pool, Mayor Lawrence, what do you want?" and "We fought together, why can't we swim together," Grant Street, Downtown

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

c. 1949

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 2001.35.13770 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.