The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman


The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman is a 1971 novel by Ernest J. Gaines. The story depicts the struggles of African Americans as seen through the eyes of the narrator, a woman named Jane Pittman. She tells of the major events of her life from the time she was a young slave girl in the American South at the end of the Civil War.

The novel was dramatized in a TV movie in 1974, starring Cicely Tyson.

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