Harris was one of seven founding members of the United Negro Protest Committee in 1963, initiated the "Let's March!" campaign that resulted in protest marches on local businesses to press for job opportunities and the demand for more black administrators and professionals on the Community College faculty. At a time when few blacks were employed in sales, he held sales positions with W. S. Brown Sporting Goods Company and Meadow Gold Dairies. -- Pittsburgh Urban League WWW site.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Documenting Our Past: The Teenie Harris Archive Project (Carnegie Museum of Art)
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at a press conference at the University of Pittsburgh with Charles Harris seated to the left of Dr. King, and Matthew Moore and Byrd Brown on right (Black-and-white photographs)
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shaking hands with man, possibly Jim McCoy, with Mike Desmond on his right, surrounded by men and women, including Charles Harris and Matt Moore (Black-and-white photographs)