The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

Rated NR 110 minutes 1974

Beginning during the racial turmoil of 1960s Louisiana, 110-year-old ex-slave Jane Pittman (Cicely Tyson) grants an interview to a persistent journalist and relates the remarkable story of her life. Orphaned early, she toils on a plantation until a chance meeting with a white Union soldier named Brown changes her outlook. Jane's emancipation marks only the beginning of an arduous and heartbreaking odyssey, framed by the horrors of slavery and the justice of the civil rights movement.

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Director: John Korty

Producer: Rick Rosenberg and Robert W. Christiansen

Cast: Cicely Tyson, Odetta, Richard Dysart, Josephine Premice, Teddy Airhart, Sidney Arroyo, Eric Brown, Woodrow Chambliss, Barbara Chaney, Noel Cravenze, Joel Fluellen, Jerry Green, James Goodman, Will Hare, David Hooks, Michael Murphy, Valeria Odell, Roy Poole and Thalmus Rasulala

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