Carnegie Museum of Art

Learn about the Teenie Harris Archive, which chronicles Pittsburgh’s vibrant black urban community during the Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras. The collection is housed in Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art.

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Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh is a major art institution in America, with a collection of more than 35,000 objects across a broad spectrum of the visual arts.

The museum also houses the Charles “Teenie” Harris Archive of nearly 80,000 photographic negatives. Made in his studio and for the Pittsburgh Courier, the images chronicle Pittsburgh’s vibrant black urban community during the Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras.

Proceeds from image licensing, available here, support the endowment of an archivist for the Teenie Harris Archive.

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