God's Step Children (1938)

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Drama. A young black woman arrives at the home of a black widow, Mrs. Saunders, and begs her to look after her light-skinned baby, whom she cannot afford to feed. Mrs. Saunders pledges to raise the child as her own, alongside her own son Jimmie, naming the child Naomi. Nine years later, schoolgirl Naomi is thought by the other black children to be aloof; accusing the light-complexioned child of not wanting to be black.

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