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Protesters, including Ronald A. Crawley on left, with UNPC signs outside United Mine Safety Appliance Company, North Braddock Avenue and Meade Street, Homewood

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

October 1963

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 2001.35.3019 Location Not on View

Narrative

Cutline of related image published in Pittsburgh Courier newspaper, October 5, 1963, pg. 1, reads: "ON DUTY - Pickets of the United Negro Protest Committee wind their way up Braddock Ave. past the headquarters of Mine Safety Appliances. The marchers walked in front of the plant, on Tuesday, and then resumed their picketing at 1 P.M. on Wednesday (today). - Harris Photo."

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.