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Julian Bond at press conference with reporter Eleanor Schano in background, University of Pittsburgh

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

February 1967

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 2001.35.4437 Location Not on View

Narrative

Cutline of image published in New Pittsburgh Courier newspaper, February 18, 1967, pg. 24, reads: "Takes a Seat, Visits Pgh. - Georgia Legislator Julian Bond, who was twice kept from taking his seat in the Georgia Assembly, was seated as a result of a Supreme Court decision, in his case with hardly any trouble. He then came to Pittsburgh for a personal appearance and while here blasted the fact that there are no Negro members on almost all of the draft boards in the South and few in the North. He also was critical of the Congress stripping Powell of his House Education and Labor Committee chairmanship and the later's Harlem district of a representative among other things. - 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.