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Alberta Jordan Reaves carrying sign reading "Isaly's Discriminate Against Negroes By Refusing To Hire Them As Counter Clerks," with Willa Mae James, and Joel Wanzer, protesting in front of Isaly's in Homewood

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

August 1953

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 2001.35.10720 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.