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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, December 15, 2012

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)

  • Cicely Tyson
  • Eric Brown
  • Richard Dysart
In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended, a long walk toward freedom, marriage to Joe Pittman, her adopted son Ned's work as an educator, helping to raise Jimmy, who returns as a civil rights worker, and her own decision to become involved in contemporary issues. In between the chapters of her life, the present-day struggles of Blacks in Bayonne, urged on by Jimmy, are dramatized.


F.A.Ellis said...

I like this movie.Cicely Tyson was great in this movie.

Anonymous said...

Oscar Micheaux Movies

Lying Lips


Within our Gates

Murder in Harlem

Ten Minutes to live

Other Race Movies of the early 20th Century

Race Movies: The Popular Art of the 1920's (1985)

Duke is Tops 1938

Miracle in Harlem

Peace and Love Y'all!

SelfScience said...

Thanks Anonymous!!! AWESOME. This really helps cover the very few 1920s movies. Very grateful.

Anonymous said...

HALLELUJAH full movie

No problem!! IN the future, if I find more of these rare oldies, I will post these up in the comment section.
Cheers!! :)

Anonymous said...

Just found more on this easy Sunday Afternoon-many are on the site. :)

God's Stepchildren (1938) - Oscar Micheaux

Boarding House Blues (1948) - Moms Mabley

Harlem rides the Range

The Bronze Buckaroo

Two Gun from Harlem (1937)

Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955)

That's all for now folks! :)

SelfScience said...

Thanks again Anonymous! This is really a big contribution to the blog. I would like for you to contact me via email so we can discuss this movies you have provided if you don't mind.