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Protesters, including Joel Wanzer holding sign reading "Don't Buy At Isaly's Until They Hire Negro Counter Clerks," and Will Mae James wearing polka dot dress and facing away on right, picketing 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 2001.35.10733 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.