The legacies of both Teenie Harris and the Negro Leagues are a valuable part of American history.
A new exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art shows the vibrant world of Negro League baseball through the eyes of legendary Black photographer Teenie Harris.
The “Baseball in Pittsburgh” exhibit opened Saturday and runs through Sept. 22. It includes 25 pictures and 650 more are available for online viewing. Harris photographed legendary players such as Jackie Robinson but also captured fans of the era and even youth league hopefuls.
“It wasn’t just famous people. It was ordinary people, women,” said guest curator Sean Gibson, the great-grandson of Negro League slugger Josh Gibson, who was voted into the baseball Hall of Fame even though he never played in the major leagues.