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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Friday, April 27, 2018

Ebony Film Corporation















The Ebony Film Corporation (also known as Ebony Film Company) was formed in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. The company was started by two white men, but the president of the company was an African-American named Luther J. Pollard. The company produced several comedies during its' short operation and was praised for providing black actors with opportunities and non-stereotypical roles that were uncommon for blacks during that time. Many of these films today are badly damaged or lost. We have compiled a comprehensive list of the Ebony Comedies for research and reference purposes.



List of Films

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Spying the Spy (1918)




















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Storyline
Amateur detective Sambo Sam sets out to round up German spies, but his bungling leads him to the Coffin Club, a fraternal organization with a morbid sense of humor just itching to have some fun at the would-be sleuth's expense. -Harpodeon 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Mercy, the Mummy Mumbled (1918)























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Storyline
A professor of Egyptology seeks a mummy for experimentation. A young man devises a scheme to give the professor his desire in hopes of winning the hand in marriage of the teacher's daughter. 

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