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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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Paper Doll (1942, Soundie)













Starring:
Storyline
The Mills Brothers perform "Paper Doll" featuring Dorothy Dandridge dancing. Juanita Moore is one of the girls sitting on one of the Mills Brothers' lap.

I Dreamt I Dwelt in Harlem (1941, Soundie)











Starring:

Storyline
The Delta Rhythm Boys perform "I Dreamt I Dwelt in Harlem" (1941).

Friday, December 17, 2021

Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (1977, TV Movie)














































Starring:
Levar Burton stars in this gripping family drama concerning a sensitive, but a hardened inner-city teenager who is spiritually revitalized after a suicide attempt. He gets a job as an assistant in a veterinarian's office, and working with all the animals begins to affect his outlook on life.