Ready for bright lights

Posted on Friday, Jan 22, 2010
The posters all started with an image of a red-shirted, cowboy-hatted Bill Pickett. Larry Richards had been offering his black film festival at the West Philadelphia library branch for about four years when a friend came in with an art poster of the smiling black cowboy from the 1923 race film The Bull-Dogger. He wondered if Richards would like to display it.