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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shaking hands with James McCoy Jr., with Mike Desmond on his right, surrounded by men and women, including Charles Harris and Matthew Moore, at University of Pittsburgh Student Union

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

November 1966

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 2001.35.5829 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.