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Group of prison guards, and demonstrators including one holding sign reading "End Racial Discrimination," and standing outside of Western Penitentiary

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

September 1972

Medium black and white: Kodak Safety Film Measurements H: 2 1/4 x W: 3 1/4 in. (5.71 x 8.26 cm) Credit Heinz Family Fund Accession Number 2001.35.2488 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.