Two young sisters seated on bench in Harris Studio, c. 1942

Teenie Harris Archive

Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908–1998) photographed Pittsburgh's African American community from c. 1935 to c. 1975. His archive of nearly 80,000 images is considered one of the most important documentations of 20th-century African American life. Search the archives of this NEH-funded project, follow image threads, watch a video about the artist, and enjoy using this rich resource in your classroom.

Two young sisters seated on bench in Harris Studio, c. 1942

Teenie Harris Archive

Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908-1998) photographed Pittsburgh's African American community from c. 1935 to c. 1975. His archive of nearly 80,000 images is considered one of the most important documentations of 20th-century African American life. Search the archives of this NEH-funded project, follow image threads, watch a video about the artist, and enjoy using this rich resource in your classroom.

Alger Hiss convicted of perjury

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President Eisenhower warns of danger of military industrial complex

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Richard M. Nixon born

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President Johnson outlines goals of his “Great Society” in State of the Union

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General George C. Marshall, soldier and statesman, born

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What So Proudly We Hail: The Meaning of America Curriculum

Through the use of stories, speeches, and songs, this site seeks to educate hearts and minds about American ideals, American identity and national character, and the virtues and aspirations of our civic life. A ten lesson curriculum is included which covers the following topics: National Identity and Why It Matters, Freedom and Individuality, Equality, Enterprise and Commerce, Freedom and Religion, Law Abidingness, Self Command, Courage and Self-Sacrifice, and Compassion.

Joseph Stalin born

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