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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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Girl in Room 20 (1946)


Small-town Texas girl leaves home, family and boyfriend to seek her dream of singing professionally in New York City. She's befriended by a cabby (Spencer Williams) who keeps an eye on her. She eventually, but innocently, gets wrapped up with a married man. His wife shows up and accidentally shoots the young girl. The cabby calls her boyfriend in Texas to come to New York to assist her. She recovers, sings and her boyfriend takes her and her good friends back to Texas. 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Murder in Harlem (1935)


Originally names Lem Hawkins' Confession, released as Murder in Harlem. Micheaux makes appearance as detective. Songs by Eunice Wilson and Clarence Williams. Using a different cast Micheaux produced a silent version of this picture entitled  The Gunsaulus Mystery. Story based on the Stanfield murder case.

Myrtle Gunsaulus, a young girl, is found mysteriously murdered in the basement of a factory, by Arthur Gilpin, the black janitor, who is arrested and charged with the crime. The incidents surrounding the tragedy, the motive, and the strange manner in which the girl was killed, make the case one of the most complicated the courts had ever confronted.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Soul to Soul (1971)

On March 6, 1971, some of the greatest artist in the history of popular music traveled from the United States of America to Ghana, West Africa, to take part in a 14-hour musical celebration entitled "Soul to Soul." Over 100,000 enthusiastic locals gathered to witness this unique exchange of cultures between two continents.

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