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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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Words By Heart (1985, TV Movie)

At the turn of the century, a small, midwestern town is thrown into a heated racial dispute. When a young African American girl, Lena Sillis, wins a local Bible memorization contest, the white community is seething with anger. Things only get worse when her father's hard work and determination earns him a job previously performed by a white man. When the town's rage gets out of control, they lash out at the Sillis family. This family won't be broken though, and in this tale of values and morals, a conflict of color comes to a heart-warming end.