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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Showing posts with label 1930s. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1930s. Show all posts

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Don Redman and His Orchestra (1934)




















Starring:
Don Redman performs in his newly opened cabaret called the Take-A-Chance Club. There are three musical numbers played, "Yeah Man," "Ill Wind", "Nagasaki," "and "Tall Man." The vocals for "Ill Wind" is sung by Harlan Lattimore.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Barber Shop Blues (1933)
















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Storyline
An elderly barbershop owner wins a sweepstake and uses the winnings to remodel his run-down shop. For in-house entertainment, he hires his musician friends as the jazz orchestra and the four shoeshiners that are skilled tap dancers.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Imitation of Life (1934)














































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Storyline
Widow Bea Pullman (Claudette Colbert) and her daughter, Jessie, take in a fair-skinned black girl and her mother, housekeeper Delilah Johnson (Louise Beavers). Struggling to make ends meet, Delilah shares her family pancake recipe with Bea, and the two decide to start a business on the Atlantic City boardwalk. Together, the women find great success and considerable fortune, but they also encounter family hardships and some deep-seated identity and racial problems.

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