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Protesters with signs inscribed "Unlock the Doors" and "Open the Schools and Let Education Go On," standing outside Pittsburgh Board of Education building, Oakland

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

c. 1968-1971

Medium black and white: Kodak Safety Film Measurements H: 2 1/4 x W: 3 in. (5.71 x 7.6 cm) Credit Heinz Family Fund Accession Number 2001.35.7121 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.