The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Poster

Release Date: 1974

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Cicely Tyson, Odetta , Richard Dysart, Josephine Premice, Teddy Airhart, Eric Brown, Woody Chambliss, Barbara Chaney

Director: John Korty

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Friend, Moving, Rise, Escape, Inspiring, 1960s