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

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

Mississippi 1959 Image Gallery

Color Photo Image Gallery The photos in this image gallery are from 1959 during Harvey Richards’ impromptu tour of Mississippi. It was one of the first photographic journeys he made and it contains his basic approach to photography. “Everything that you heard … Continue reading

We’ll Never Turn Back, 1963

1963, 31 min., black/white, DVD Share Croppers and Voter Registration Activists Tell Their Stories. 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 … 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