Imitation of Life (1934)
Fredi Washington: Peola Johnson
Peola Johnson, Age 19 : [sobbing, at Delilah's funeral] She worked for me, slaved for me. Always thought of me first. Never of herself.
Delilah Johnson : Peola won't you be a good child like you can be, darling, and do something for your mammy?
Peola Johnson, Age 19 : [annoyed] Oh, don't say "mammy."
Delilah Johnson : Look here, baby. You go down South, to one of them high-toned colleges, where only the high-toned goes. Wouldn't you do that for me, honey?
Peola Johnson, Age 19 : [taken aback] A Negro school?
Delilah Johnson : Ain't nothin' to be ashamed of, daughter dear. Meet your cross half-way. It won't be near so heavy. Go amongst your own. Quit battlin'! Your little head's sore now from buttin' against stone walls. Open up and say, "Lord, I bows my head." HE made you black, honey. Don't be tellin' Him His business. Accept it, honey. Do that for your mammy, your mother, dear.
[Peola starts to sob, Delilah hugs her close and starts to sing a spiritual song]