Director: John Korty
Actors: 1974, Al Scott, Beatrice Winde, Bill Walker, Carol Sutton, Cicely Tyson, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Dan Smith, David Hooks, Dudley Knight, Eric Brown, Jerry Leggio, Joel Fluellen, Katherine Helmond, Michael Murphy, Odetta, Richard Dysart, Rod Perry, Roy Poole, Thalmus Rasulala, Warren Kenner, Will Hare, Woody Chambliss
Runtime: 120 mins
Released: January 31, 1974
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pittman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery ended, a long walk toward freedom, marriage to Joe Pittman, her adopted son Neds work as an educator, helping to raise Jimmy, who returns as a civil rights worker, and her own decision to become involved in contemporary issues. In between the chapters of her life, the present-day struggles of Blacks in Bayonne, urged on by Jimmy, are dramatized.
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