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Protesters outside Quality Shoes, including James Betts, holding sign reading "Youth division NAACP Help Mr. 'K' in Wash. DC, Hurt Mr. 'K' in Moscow, Don't buy Jim Crow practices"

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

December 1961

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 2001.35.6827 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.