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

Bolivar Co. Mississippi New Museum for Amzie Moore

Harvey Richards Films and Photos to Be Exhibited The Harvey Richards Media Archive is thrilled to be included in the new Amzie Moore (1911-1982) museum coming to Cleveland, Mississippi in 2015. Bolivar County, Mississippi, with the cooperation of Delta State University, … 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

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

Photo of the Day: Civil Rights Leader Tracy Sims

Civil Rights Leader, She Inspired Us All I knew Tracy Sims only briefly during the early 1960’s while I was an activist student at the University of California.  I walked on many picket lines with her.  She inspired everyone with … Continue reading

PBS LearningMedia Center Features Decision in the Streets

Resources for Teachers PBS LearningMedia is a place where teachers can get resources free on the internet to use in their classes about various subjects. Decision in the Streets (1965), a film by Harvey Richards, is the subject of one of … Continue reading

Primary Source Documentaries

The Story of How the Documentaries on Mississippi Voter Registration Drives Were Made. In 1963 and again in the spring of 1964, Harvey Richards made two trips into rural Mississippi to make documentaries in support of civil rights movement activists … Continue reading

The Photographic Adventures of Harvey Richards

The timeline presents the photographic adventures of Harvey Richards which begins in 1957 when  the House Un-American Activities Committee sent Harvey a subpoena.  Not wanting to be dragged through the mud by this witch hunting bunch, Harvey grabbed his newly acquired … Continue reading

Civil Rights Movement Leaders Bob Moses and Charles E. Cobb, Jr, 50 years later

  At a recent fund raiser for Young People’s Project, civil rights movement leaders Bob Moses and Charles E. Cobb, Jr. received copies of Critical Focus, the Black and White Photographs of Harvey Wilson Richards (Estuary Press, 1987) and this photograph was taken. Estuary Press has … Continue reading

Dream Deferred, 1964

1964, 34 minutes Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, 1964 Harvey Richards filmed and produced Dream Deferred for Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for its southern civil rights movement voter registration drive in the spring of 1964, just before the famous 1964 Mississippi … Continue reading