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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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Babbling Bess (1943, Soundie)













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Soundie featuring The Chanticleers singing "Babbling Bess." Also starring Francine Everett (as Babbling Bess) and Mable Lee (Dancer).

The Fight Never Ends (1948) [Lost Film]












Daily News
New York, New York
Thu, Jul 17, 1947 · Page 743



The New York Age
New York, New York
Sat, Feb 28, 1948 · Page 6

The New York Age
New York, New York
Sat, Mar 06, 1948 · Page 6

The New York Age
New York, New York
Sat, Mar 06, 1948 · Page 6

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Joe Louis, portraying himself, is a good influence on a group of Harlem youths who are tempted to "go bad" by a gangster known as Caper, an older brother of one of the youths.

*** This film is considered lost until notified otherwise. ***

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Congo (1995)










































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Scientist Karen Ross (Laura Linney) is sent by her father-in-law, mogul R.B. Travis (Joe Don Baker), to the Congo to determine the whereabouts of his son's missing diamond-hunting team. Led by expert guide Kelly (Ernie Hudson), Ross and a mismatched search party -- including primatologist Dr. Peter Elliot (Dylan Walsh), treasure hunter Herkermer Homolka (Tim Curry) and a gorilla -- discover a danger far more sinister than anything they expected to find, even in the heart of the jungle. 

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