1960s Historic USA Photography on the Web

Free Resources for Studying Uprisings of the 1960s A thousand photos in the Harvey Richards Media Archive photo galleries and 22 videos tell the story of the 1960s like only images can. His photographs are full of the events that happened … Continue reading

Hollis Watkins Going Strong

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Inc. Estuary Press has posted a new blog post on Hollis Watkins featuring a photo of Hollis with a copy of Critical Focus, The Black and White … Continue reading

Critical Focus eBook

1960s Photography eBook Estuary Press has published an eBook edition of Critical Focus: The Black and White Photographs of Harvey Wilson Richards. The eBook contains more than the photos and text of the original 1986 book. Now, Critical Focus is a gateway to well … Continue reading

History Is What My YouTube Channel Is About

Paul Richards YouTube Channel Video Intro Three years ago, in 2011, I put the Paul Richards YouTube Channel to work with clips from 22 films from the Harvey Richards Media Archive. The idea was to add movie clips to the Archive web … Continue reading

Segregated Society: Mississippi, 1959-1964

New Photos from the Harvey Richards Media Archive Over the last few weeks and months, the Harvey Richards Media Archive has undergone an internal reshuffling of both film and photo holdings. After three years of bringing materials to the internet … Continue reading

Willie B. Wazir Peacock Tells a Story

Shooting in Greenwood, Mississippi, March 1963 Willie B. Wazir Peacock tells a story of how he and Sam Block, his friend and fellow SNCC field secretary, were almost killed one dark night in March, 1963 in Greewood, Mississippi. It is a revealing story about … Continue reading

Freedom Bound: Faces and Voices

Civil Rights in Mississippi in 1963 Freedom Bound: Voices and Faces from Paul Richards on Vimeo. This one minute video consists of clips from Harvey Richards’ film Freedom Bound. Freedom Bound is the film that Harvey made after his trip to Mississippi … Continue reading

Ferry Ride and Farm, Lake Baikal, Siberia, 1961

A Slice of Life in Siberia, Summer 1961 The photos in this gallery came from Harvey and Alice Richards’ trip to the Soviet Union (USSR) in 1961 to make a film called  A Visit to the Soviet Union, Part 1: … Continue reading

Farm Workers at Work: Root Crops, Cotton, Hay

Industrial Agriculture: Machines Take Over   In 1958, when Harvey Richards photographed farm workers in California’s central valley, California agriculture was undergoing a transformation from hand to machine work in many crops.  Not all crops, but certainly root crops and … Continue reading

Farm Workers at Work: Fruits and Vegetables

Industrial Farming from Hands to Machines, 1958-1964 In 1958, Harvey Richards toured the central valley of California photographing farming in many crops. This photo image gallery presents images of farming fruits and vegetables. As part of his filming for Factory … Continue reading