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Larry Drake, Harvey Adams, Jesse Jackson wearing Dr. King pendant, Clyde Jackson, and Robert Lavelle posed placing hands together

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

March 1972

Medium black and white: Kodak Safety Film Measurements H: 2 1/4 x W: 2 3/4 in. (5.71 x 6.99 cm) Credit Heinz Family Fund Accession Number 2001.35.4881 Location Not on View


Cutline of image published in New Pittsburgh Courier newspaper, March 11, 1972, pg. 22, reads: "BLACK SOLIDARITY! - The Rev. Jesse Jackson, of Chicago, Ill., center, president and organizer of PUSH, People United to Save Humanity, was in Pittsburgh recently for the purpose of uniting black forces and stimulating action for an effective 'Black Solidarity Day' observance set to take place here at the Civic Arena, Thursday, May 4. Robert Lavelle, right, is chairman; Harvey Adams, second from left, co-chairman. Other members of the sponsoring committee pictured are, Larry Drake, extreme left, and Clyde Jackson, second from right. - 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.