The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Cicely Tyson ages from 19 to 110 in the role of Jane Pittman, a fictional African-American woman whose life began in slavery and ended at the inception of the Civil Rights Movement. Northern journalist Quentin Lerner (Michael Murphy) travels to the racially polarized south of 1962 to interview Ms. Pittman for a potential book. Her life unfolds in flashbacks, many painful and unpleasant, but just as many are uplifting and hopeful. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines and filmed on location in Baton Rouge, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman won nine Emmy Awards, including Best Actress… More

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"By celebrating the quiet heroism of an African American woman, this moving film pays homage to the high value of freedom."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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