Charles “Teenie” Harris: Rhapsody in Black and White

Duke Center for Documentary Studies

Through April 9

Charles “Teenie” Harris was a chronicler of the African American community in Pittsburgh for more than forty years. As a photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the pre-eminent black newsweeklies in America, Teenie Harris traveled the alleys, workplaces, nightclubs, and ballparks of his native city with a Speed Graphic black-and-white camera in hand.

Read more online at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies.

PHOTO: Mary Louise Harris wearing a long tweed suit with polka dot blouse posed next to car on Mulford Street, Homewood, c. 1930–39. Photograph by Charles “Teenie” Harris.


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