The Life & Work of Industrial Designer Charles Harrison

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Black TV – By Design

The 1960’s were a time of firsts for Blacks on TV, but did you know your first TV back then, might have been designed by a Black man? A Life’s Design tells the story of industrial designer Charles “Chuck” Harrison, the black history maker responsible for some of the most iconic objects in American household.

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Beyond Madame CJ: Black presence in the beauty salon

This Black History Month, consider that Madame C. J. Walker is not the only African American business icon in the beauty salon. The chair you sit in, the curling iron you use to get ‘that look’ may have been designed by Charles ‘Chuck’ Harrison, one of the most prolific and creative industrial designers in American […]

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