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Harris, Charles "Teenie" (1908-1988) [Protesters with signs reading "Citizens Commitee Says Negro Teachers Want Upgrading Now" and "Doctor Marland Says Wait 4 Years, We Say do It Now" outside Pittsburgh Board of Education building]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09779.10 Author/Creator: Harris, Charles "Teenie" (1908-1988) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Poster Date: 1968 Pagination: 1 p. ; 28 x 35.6 cm.

Summary of Content: One black and white photograph of protesters dated 1968 taken by Charles "Teenie" Harris. Image displays protesters--adults and children--holding signs that read, "Citizens Committee Says Negro Teachers Want Upgrading Now," "Dr. Marland Says Wait 4 Years, We Say Do It Now," and "Citizens Committee Says We Want Negro Principals Now!"

Background Information: On February 2, 1968, it was ordered by the Pennsyvlania Human Relations Coalition that Pittsburgh schools were to desegregate. The district was unable to come up with a comprehensive integration plan within ...a five-month deadline. A plan was not approved until 1980.See More

People: Harris, Charles "Teenie", 1908-1988
Marland, Sidney P., 1914-1992

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryActivismAfrican AmericansProtestsEducationEducation ReformActivism

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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