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Glasco to bring “An American Story” to Penn State Fayette Feb. 24

2/16/2010 —
Dr. Laurence Glasco, associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, will talk about the history of Black Pittsburghers at a special guest lecture at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The presentation begins at noon in Swimmer Hall in the Williams Building. This special event is free and open to the public.

Glasco’s presentation, “An American Story:  Teenie Harris Photos of Black Pittsburgh, 1940-1970,” will feature photos taken by Charles “Teenie” Harris, a photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier. Harris shot more than 80,000 photos during his career. This unique collection of photographs documents the challenges African Americans faced in Pittsburgh from 1940 through 1970.
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