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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

An old slave (Cicely Tyson) remembers, from Civil War to civil rights.

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman


Drama110 Mins1974

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.


  • Disturbing
  • Moving
  • Inspiring