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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A historical drama based on a fictional 110-year-old woman whose life and endurance symbolize Black America's struggle for freedom, justice and equality. Just after the Civil War, a young Jane Pittman fled through dangerous, swampy country to escape the KKK. As a free woman she overcame adversity, oppression and poverty to build a life for herself and her family. Up north, she endured the slaying of her husband at the hands of racist whites. Years later, in her twilight, she took a daring position against an angry mob during the Civil Rights Movement. Throughout her life, Miss Jane Pittman fought with tenacity and courage until she triumphed over social inequity.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): L2D58953

  • Credits
    Cicely Tyson, Richard Dysart, Richard A. Dysart, Katherine Helmond
  • Critic Reviews
    "Cicely Tyson took just one of the nine Emmys awarded to this TV landmark....It spans the Civil War to the civil rights movement..."
    USA Today

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