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Large crowd standing in front of K. Leroy Irvis speaking into microphones, with reporter George Barbour standing second from left background, possibly in Downtown park

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

c. 1955-1970

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 2001.35.10679 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.