One Life: Dolores Huerta at the Smithsonian

Exhibit Opening – Dolores Huerta at the Smithsonian Last October in a blog post, I announced that the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. had acquired Harvey Richards’ photo of Dolores Huerta taken in 1965 during the grape strike for use in … Continue reading

When Filling the San Francisco Bay Was Legal, 1969

Filling the San Francisco Bay 1969 For San Francisco Bay documentary video, click here. In 1970, the Save the Bay movement arose to stop the filling of the bay at a time when filling the bay was legal. To contribute … Continue reading

Jimi Hendrix Experience to Use HRMA Footage

In a Film about Hendrix July 4, 1970, Atlanta Concert Hendrix Experience, LLC, recently licensed footage from the Harvey Richards Media Archive (HRMA) for an upcoming film that his estate is making about his July 4, 1970, concert in Atlanta, … Continue reading

Kid Tomato Picker Visited by a Bird by Federico Correa

Federico Correa: Art and Memory Federico Correa posted this image of his painting on his Facebook page. It stirred me deeply, thinking about how we first met on the internet and how much time had passed since my father had stumbled … Continue reading

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

Critical Focus eBook

1960s Photography eBook Estuary Press has published an eBook edition of Critical Focus: The Black and White Photographs of Harvey Wilson Richards. The eBook contains more than the photos and text of the original 1986 book. Now, Critical Focus is a gateway to well … Continue reading

History Is What My YouTube Channel Is About

Paul Richards YouTube Channel Video Intro Three years ago, in 2011, I put the Paul Richards YouTube Channel to work with clips from 22 films from the Harvey Richards Media Archive. The idea was to add movie clips to the Archive web … Continue reading

Segregated Society: Mississippi, 1959-1964

What Does a Segregated Society Look Like Photo Gallery from the Harvey Richards Media Archive With the help of my oldest grandson, Nicholas Richards, the Harvey Richards Media Archive has created a new photo gallery  “Segregated Society: Mississippi, 1959-1964.” The new … 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