The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Beginning during the racial turmoil of 1960s Louisiana, 110-year-old ex-slave Jane Pittman 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.
Director: John Korty
Cast: Cicely Tyson, Eric Brown, Joel Fluellen, Richard Dysart
Duration: 110 min