Harvey Richards Media Archive
Dream Deferred
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Dream Deferred was filmed and produced by Harvey Richards for Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for its southern voter registration drive in the spring of 1964, just before the famous 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer. It is the second film Richards made in collaboration with Amzie Moore, a local Mississippi civil rights leader who appears in the film speaking about conditions of life in the Mississippi delta. The film contains interviews with other civil rights activists, voter registrants, including Fannie Lou Hamer. Fannie Lou Hamer is shown addressing an assembly of share croppers in a church during her campaign for election in the ‘freedom votes’ that the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party held to gain black voters representation within the regular segregated Democratic Party. These votes led to the fight to unseat the all white Democratic Party establishment in the famous 1964 Democratic Party convention. Fannie Lou Hamer declared “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.”


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