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

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

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

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

"Stories on the Road to Freedom" will use Harvey Richards footage

New Animal Productions of Brooklyn, NY,  is putting together a film on the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s called “Stories on the Road to Freedom” that will be shown on the History Channel and will include footage from the … Continue reading

Fannie Lou Hamer Tells Her Story

Film Clip from “We’ll Never Turn Back” by Harvey Richards We’ll Never Turn Back contains unique footage of share croppers and voter registration activists telling their stories of heroism and hardship encountered in their fight to gain the right to vote in Mississippi … Continue reading

"We Will Shoot Back", forthcoming book, will use Estuary Press photos.

  Professor Akinyele Umoja of the African American Studies Department at Georgia State University in Atlanta has licensed the use of two photos from the Harvey Richards Media Archive for his forthcoming book “We Will Shoot Back, Armed Resistance in … Continue reading