"Not as it is written" - Black Pittsburgh in voice and image
Spoken recollections and historic photos depict elements of the civil rights struggle in Pittsburgh, USA
Saturday 7 October - Friday 1 December
This exhibition depicts elements of race relations and the civil rights struggle in Pittsburgh, USA, by combining the spoken recollections of black Pittsburghers with historic photos from the world-class Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris archive held by the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
By using Pittsburgh as a case-study, this exhibition embodies one of the central messages of Dr Martin Luther King’s speech: that racism looms over our world and yet the thirst for freedom and dignity remains unquenchable.
The exhibition will run in parallel with the “Teenie Harris Photographs: In Their Own Voice” exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA which takes place 29 July 2017 – 28 February 2018.
Image: Charles “Teenie” Harris
Large group of protesters Downtown with signs reading “Fight poverty, not Hanoi,” “SAV-CAP in the Hill,” and “LBJ where’s your support?” for demonstration against curtailment of anti-poverty program, January 1967
black and white: Kodak Safety Film
H: 4 in. x W: 5 in. (10.20 x 12.70 cm)
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh: Heinz Family Fund, 2001.35.6802
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles “Teenie” Harris Archive
Part of Freedom City 2017 - a city wide programme across Newcastle marking the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. receiving an honorary degree from Newcastle University.
Freedom City 2017 is a partnership between Newcastle University, Northern Roots and NewcastleGateshead Initiative.