Tag: Teenie Harris Essay Series
Niela Orr explores Charles "Teenie" Harris's double exposure of Nina Simone, one of the more arresting images the photographer captured during his decades long career.
Erika Beras examines how discriminatory loan practices acted as a roadblock to car ownership in Pittsburgh's black neighborhoods.
Ra Washington revisits the significance of the Cadillac in his own life, while considering the importance of the car in the black community at large.
How the automobile became a symbol of middle-class freedom in the African American community, while also foreshadowing a troubled future.
Tameka Cage Conley on motherhood, the death of Michael Brown, and the fear when parenting a black child in America.
Poet Yona Harvey reflects on photographer Teenie Harris and the civil rights movement in Pittsburgh.
There’s a spirit of resilience that runs through the streets of the Hill District. A hardness that outsiders shy away from but residents embrace.
The story of how the Fifth Avenue School Lofts came to exist is a complicated one that I will attempt to simplify. It is also contentious.
Iconic Pittsburgh Courier photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris rescued the broken oral tradition of our African ancestors.
When I agreed to write this essay, I knew it had to center around a conversation with Alma Speed Fox.