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 15, 2013

Pinky (1949)


Pinky, a young nurse (Jeanne Crain), returns to her small southern hometown, but the trip is a bittersweet one: Educated in the North, Pinky is engaged to a doctor that doesn't know she is part Black. Her grandmother (Ethel Waters) is a proud Black woman who is less than happy to learn that Pinky's fiance is white. Then, Pinky's friendship with a southern aristocrat (Ethel Berrymore), is cause for more scandal-and a lawsuit-when she dies and leaves her house to Pinky. Shunned by both Blacks and Whites, Pinky's choices make her the unfortunate target of bigotry in this compelling classic.