Archive Contents and Access with QR Codes
The Civil Rights Videos and Images in the Harvey Richards Media Archive were shot from 1958 to 1966 in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Mississippi in 1963 and 1964. He filmed the historic march down Market Street in San Francisco in 1963 to support the Freedom Movement in Birmingham, Alabama (Freedom March). He documented the protests to end job discrimination in the Bay Area in 1964. (Decision in the Streets) In 1963 and again in the spring of 1964, Richards made two trips into rural Mississippi to help voter registration activities of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, SNCC ( We’ll Never Turn Back, Freedom Bound and Dream Deferred).
Richards civil rights photography is displayed in four image galleries on the website. They include
- Segregated Society: Mississippi, 1959,
- Bay Area Civil Rights 1960s Images,
- Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Activists, and
- Mississippi 1959 Image Gallery
Navigating the Harvey Richards Media Archive can be challenging given the depth and complexity of our offerings. The QR code is a means of short cutting the navigation with a single click that takes you directly to a subject you want to explore. While the links on this and other posts do the same thing, the QR code gives mobile devices a direct path to a subject and allows sharing with other mobile devices.
How QR codes work: All that is needed is a free QRcode reader app (for Android or Mac). The app uses the camera on your phone to read the QR code. The code takes you directly to a website or video playback site. The camera can read QR code directly off the computer screen or from paper when it is printed out. It takes only a few minutes to set it up and then it opens up a whole new world of instant information and exploration on the web.
About the Harvey Richards Media Archive: The Harvey Richards Media Archive contains a treasure of images of the political and social justice upheavals of the 1960s on the west coast and of the devastating impact of capitalist resource exploitation in western forests, and mines among other subjects. All of his 22 films are available for streaming, downloading and as DVDs. The interest and demand for his images has continued to grow along with the interest in the legacy of the 1960’s political and cultural upsurge. Estuary Press is the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive video and photo image collections.
About Estuary Press: Estuary Press is the publisher of Nicaragua Way by Nina Serrano and Heart Suite, a trilogy of three books of poetry by Nina Serrano. It is also the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive, a repository of photography and video documentaries of the social change and political movements during the 1960s and 1970s. Contact Paul Richards (510) 967 5577, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit estuarypress.com for more details.
MEDIA – For photos & interviews: Paul Richards (510) 967 5577; email@example.com