ella“With A Song In My Heart” from Essential Ella by Ella Fitzgerald.


Curator and Owner of “A Cinema Apart” Dr. Richards shares the passionate historical significance and journey of this collection of rare black films, film posters, and black celebrity memorabilia.

Lecture presentations share the inspiration for the acquisition of the A Cinema Apart Collection which came to include 2100 items of rare and valued Race Film memorabilia. The history of this fascinating genera is told with a narrative, vintage film footage, and actual artifacts representing significant aspects of the era.

The history begins with the earliest African Americans on film and goes on to explore the pioneer film entrepreneurs and the stars that emerge. Government involvement and influence, as well as Hollywood representation conclude this rich multimedia historical journey.

Dr. Richards is available for Lectures and Exhibits.  We look forward to hearing from you and learning how we can help bring your event to life.  Use this link to contact our office for a callback.