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Men from Local Union 178 protesting labor policy outside United Steelworkers headquarters, Commonwealth Building, Downtown

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

September 1963

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 2001.35.4595 Location Not on View


Cutline of image published in Pittsburgh Courier newspaper, September 21, 1963, pg. 5, reads: "Picket Steelworkers' Union - In a jurisdictional fight over the union membership of workers dismantling the old U. S. Steel mill in Donora, members of Local 178, Hod Carriers and Common Laborers Union, this week are picketing the downtown headquarters of the United Steel Workers. - Harris Photo."

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.