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

Bay Area Civil Rights 1960s Images

 San Francisco Bay Area Civil Rights in the 1960s “By the early 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement had reached California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by students from the University of California, Berkeley’s chapter of CORE (Congress On … 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

Mississippi Freedom Trail monument to include this photo

The state of Mississippi is building monuments to mark the Mississippi Freedom Trail that led to the end of segregation in Mississippi.  Amzie Moore will be part of the Freedom Trail to honor his leadership in the civil rights movement. … Continue reading

Bay Area Civil Rights Actions, 1963

Picketing Bank of America, Berkeley, 1963

Harvey Richards took this Bay Area civil rights demonstration photo in December, 1963 during a time in the civil rights movements when interracial unity was the name of the game.  The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) conducted pickets of businesses … 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