Louise Lippincott, the Curator of Fine Arts at the Carnegie Museum of Art, shows some of the photographs made by Charles "Teenie" Harris in one of the preparation rooms at the museum in Pittsburgh. Harris made the image of Jackie Robinson in the foreground at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh in 1947. The museum is hosting an exhibit of photographs by Harris that opened on March 22 and runs through Sept. 22, 2014. It features a collection of Harris' work highlighting the golden years of Negro League baseball. The show features images of greats such as Jackie Robinson, Josh Gibson and documents the desegregation of local sandlot teams. (AP Photo by Keith Srakocic)

MSNBC’s The Grio profiles the new exhibition, Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh, which opened on March 22nd at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.

On view through September 22nd, the exhibition showcases the vibrant world of Negro League baseball through the eyes of legendary black photographer Teenie Harris. Featured in the exhibition are 25 photographs, as well as 650 additional images in the project’s online archive, including photos documenting baseball pioneers Jackie Robinson and Josh Gibson, fans and youth league hopefuls, and the desegregation of local sandlot teams.

Born Charles Harris in Pittsburgh in 1908, Teenie is renowned for chronicling life in the city’s African-American neighborhoods for the Pittsburgh Courier, one of America’s oldest black newspapers. Harris also helped start the Negro League’s Crawford Colored Giants and played shortstop for a time, and then found his calling as a photographer.

Read the Associated Press article on MSNBC’s The Grio.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...