The University of Pittsburgh Press and
University of Pittsburgh Office of Public Affairs Present
A 2012 Black History Month Presentation
On the life and career of Charles "Teenie Harris"


University of Pittsburgh Press Director

and the University of Pittsburgh Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs

cordially invite you and one guest to the launch of the book

Teenie Harris, Photographer
Image, Memory, History

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

5:30 p.m. Informal Gathering
6 p.m. Program
7:30 p.m. Book Signing

Twentieth Century Club
4201 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

RSVP by Friday, February 24, 2012
to the Office of Public Affairs, 412-624-4147


Laurence Glasco
and Joe W. Trotter

Laurence Glasco has served as a professor of history in Pitt's Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences since 1969. Through his work as a historian, he has been heavily involved with documenting the contributions of African Americans to the region of Western Pennsylvania. Glasco played an integral role in the Pitt-produced exhibition and catalogue Free at Last? Slavery in Pittsburgh in the 18th and 19th Centuries and the documentary Blue, Gold & Black: From Doorway to Distinction, which premiered at the 2009 K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month Program.

In addition to Teenie Harris, Photographer: Image, Memory, History, Glasco's publications include August Wilson: Pittsburgh Places in His Life and Plays (Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 2011), The WPA History of the Negro in Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004), and A Legacy in Bricks and Mortar: African-American Landmarks in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 1995). Glasco earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Antioch College as well as Master of Arts and PhD degree at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York.

Joe W. Trotter has served as Carnegie Mellon University's Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice since 2008 and has been the head of Carnegie Mellon's history department from 2001 to 2011. A faculty member at Carnegie Mellon since 1985, Trotter also served as the university's Mellon Bank Professor of History from 1996 to 2007. He is the founding director of Carnegie Mellon's Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE), an interdisciplinary research institute that focuses on aspects of history, race, and policy. Trotter also is a past president of the Labor and Working-Class History Association.

In addition to Teenie Harris, Photographer: Image, Memory, History, Trotter's publications include Race and Rennaissnce: African Americans in Pittsburgh since World War II (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010), The African American Urban Experience: Perspectives from the Colonial Period to the Present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), and The African American Experience, Volumes I and II (Houghton Mifflin, 2011). Trotter earned his bachelor's degree at the Carthage College in Wisconsin as well as Master's and PhD degrees at the University of Minnesota.