The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman 1974

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

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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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Cicely Tyson
Jane Pittman
Odetta
Big Laura
Richard Dysart
Master Bryant
Teddy Airhart
Sheriff Guidry (uncredited)
Eric Brown
Young Jimmy
Woody Chambliss
Freedom Investigator (uncredited)
Barbara Chaney
Amma Dean (uncredited)
Noel Cravenze
Long-Haired Boy (uncredited)
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