The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Blackness
The Department of Afro American Research, Arts, and Culture's Archive is a subdivision of DAARAC that digitally preserves Afro American films. On this website, you may browse our archive that consists of film posters, screenshots, and movie synopsis. All information provided here is for research and reference purposes. We do not host full-length films on this website.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Black Godfather (1974)


J.J. (Rod Perry) is a hustler with a conscience. A small-time numbers runner who dabbles in prostitution, J.J. wants nothing to do with the drug trade, which he holds responsible for the continuing slavery of the Black man. After a violent confrontation with mobster Tony Burton (Don Chastain) leaves a friend dead, J.J. becomes the ally of local numbers king Nate Williams (Jimmy Witherspoon), who teaches him how to dismantle Burton's drug operation brick by brick. But Burton has a secret weapon: Detective Jo Sterling (Duncan McLeod), a crooked cop who's got dirt on all the syndicates, is now Burton's lap dog.