The mission of The Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture is to identify the global significance of the creative contributions pioneered by an international diaspora of Afro-Americans.

Board of Directors

Dr. James Spinks

Dr. Spinks is the director of the Department of Afro-American Research Arts and Culture (DAARAC). He is an educator of Mathematics (B.S. and M.S.) and a consultant in meteorology (Ph.D in Atmospheric Science). While earning his education, he began collecting and preserving films and started DAARAC as a non-profit organization to help bring awareness to the historic contributions of Blacks in films, media and art from around the world.

A.J. Wone

AJ Wone a consummate performing artist. His aim is to develop and produce cultural experiences through extrasensory storytelling that engage the audience with emotional perspective. Theater, film and mixed media are of primary focus in Wone's creative canon, while nostalgic art infused with digital technology became a broader interest in the delivery of his messages. 
Michael R. Gibson
Mike Gibson is a an expert researcher of Black Cult Cinema and has been assisting DAARAC for several years. His focus is on the preservation of Black Cinema via the distribution of home media. He is the curator for Cinema of Soul; the Museum of Black Cult Cinema.

Visit the Museum of Black Cult Cinema for additional information and digital media.