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Photograph by:
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998  Search this
Subject of:
Herbert Hill, American, 1924 - 2000  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic gelatin
H x W (Image): 8 3/8 × 11 in. (21.3 × 27.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/8 × 13 15/16 in. (27.6 × 35.4 cm)
gelatin silver prints
June 1966
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) began protesting U.S. Steel for its promotion, payments, and treatment of African American employees. The NAACP protested in front of U.S. Steel buildings in several different cities in 1966.
A black and white photograph of NAACP activists protesting segregated work spaces at U.S. Steel. The activists march on either side of the street though downtown Pittsburgh. An unidentified man to the left holds a sign which reads: [U.S. STEEL / STILL HAS / SEGREGATED / FACILITIES / in 1966.] Herbert Hill, NAACP labor leader, holds a sign that reads: [Down! with Tokenism, Equal Job Opportunities for all...NOW!]. There is an imprint of a palm tree in the bottom right corner of the border on the front of the photograph. The back of the photograph is blank.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Labor  Search this
Photography  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Skilled labor  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Charles A. Harris and Beatrice Harris in memory of Charles "Teenie" Harris
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© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive
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