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Children protesting on North Side hillside, holding signs reading "Don't take our school," and "We want our small children to remain close to home," with billboard in background reading "Columbus Elementary School Board of Public Education Pittsburgh," and Jendoco Construction Company sign

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

c. 1945-1970

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 2001.35.6819 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.