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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
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Mar 22, 2011

bookshelves: watched-film-only, fiction, historical-fiction
Read in March, 2011

_The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman_ (1971) by Ernest J. Gaines
Fictional biography of a black slave, who lived for 100 years after the Civil War.

I have not read this book. On 3/22/11, I watched (streamed from Netflix) the TV movie which was adapted from the book:
"The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" (TV 1974)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071175/
The film stars Cicely Tyson as Jane Pittman .

A user review at IMDb says: "The ending is one of the most emotional and moving things ever produced for a TV movie... with simple, fearless dignity, Miss Jane Pittman makes her final, and most magnificent stand against the racism that she'd known all her life."

See summary of book here:
http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/missjan...
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