Photographic print of a men outside the United Steelworkers of America

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2 images
Photograph by
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998
Subject of
Wilson, Boyd L.
Smith, Wilbur
Roczka, Harry
Bealich, Sam
Washington, Charles
Glenn, Raymond
Winbush, Charles
O'Brien, John
Charles, Peter
Mathos, Ted
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 7/8 × 10 15/16 in. (22.5 × 27.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/8 × 13 15/16 in. (27.6 × 35.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
August 1946
Caption
In August of 1946, workers from the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company walked off the job to protest discrimination in the workplace. Members of the United Steelworkers of America, union leaders, and representatives of Jones and Laughlin, as well as representatives from the Pittsburgh Mayor's office worked to come to a deal. The workers promised to go back to work the following day, but only once a Jones and Laughlin promised a full investigation of the discrimination claims.
Description
A black and white photograph of steelworkers outside the United Steelworkers of American headquarters in Pittsburgh. The group includes (left to right back row): Harold [last name illegible], shop steward, Wilbur Smith, Harry Rowczka, Boyd L. Wilson, Sam Bealich, Charles Washington, Raymond Glenn, Charles Winbush, John O'Brien, (kneeling in front): Peter Charles and Ted Mathos. The bottom front corner of the photograph has an inscription of the number: [87]. The back of the photograph is blank.
Topic
African American
Activism
Associations and institutions
Labor
Men
Photography
Race discrimination
Race relations
United States--History--1945-1953
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
Object number
2014.302.71
Restrictions & Rights
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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