Protesters outside of U.S. Steel building, holding signs reading 'NAACP PGH Branch' and 'US Steel still has segregated facilities in 1966.'

Charles "Teenie" Harris, Protesters, including Byrd Brown and Judge Henry Smith, outside of U.S. Steel building, June 1966. Carnegie Museum of Art: Heinz Family Fund, 2001.35.6797.

In Sharp Focus: Charles “Teenie” Harris

Scaife Galleries

CMOA is thrilled to announce the creation of a dedicated gallery for the works of photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris. This exhibition features iconic examples of Harris’s photographs and will host a number of educational programs and community events inspired by this world-renowned collection.

Harris—who was a photographer for The Pittsburgh Courier, one of the nation’s most influential black newspapers—created an unparalleled chronicle of African American history and culture during the mid-twentieth century. As both a member and documentarian of the black community, Harris remains an iconic figure in Pittsburgh to this day. With this installation, the museum celebrates Harris’s legacy and looks forward to creating opportunities for creative collaboration with local partners.

In Sharp Focus: Charles “Teenie” Harris is organized by Dominique Luster, archivist, and Charlene Foggie-Barnett, archive specialist, Teenie Harris Archive.

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