The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Ernest J. Gaines
Fiction, Children's Literature, Historical Fiction
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 dramatised in a TV movie in 1974, starring Cicely Tyson.