Jesse Harris Speaks

Freedom Movement in 1960s Mississippi Jesse Harris passed away January 27, 2015 at age 75.  I never met Jesse Harris but I have listened to him and watched these scenes from my father’s films over the last 50 years. I … 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

Amzie Moore: A Civil Rights Movement Leader

Mississippi Civil Rights Leader “I found that SNCC was for business, live or die, sink or swim, survive or perish. They were moving, and nobody seemed to worry about whether he was gonna live or die.” Amzie Moore oral history interview, … 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

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

50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

Week Long Events in Jackson, Mississippi Harvey Richards films and photos are part of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Freedom Summer, including this one on the announcement of the Banquet on June 28th.  His photography of the Mississippi voter registration movement … 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

Photo of the Day: Veteran in Mississippi, 1959

Hopes Betrayed: Veterans Return to Mississippi Segregation In 1959, Harvey Richards went on a photographic journey that took him through the southern U.S. and three countries in Latin America, Mexico, Guatemala, and Columbia.  Using a 35 mm Leica camera, he … Continue reading

PBS “Freedom Summer” To Use Harvey Richards Images

Firelight Media Acquires Photos and Film for “Freedom Summer” (1964) The Harvey Richards Media Archive has supplied Firelight Media with film and still photo images for their forthcoming production for PBS American Experience series program Freedom Summer, the 1964 voter registration … Continue reading