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When did Miss Jane Pittman die?What year and month did she die

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bre910 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 4, 2008 at 3:06 AM via web

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When did Miss Jane Pittman die?

What year and month did she die

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 4, 2008 at 3:17 AM (Answer #1)

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Miss Jane Pittman is a literary not historical figure. She is the product of Ernest J. Gaines who wrote the story as a supposed interview with Pittman, who had lived 110 years. According to his novel, Pittman was born sometime around the Civil War and lived until the beginning of the civil rights movement in the 1960's. This would place her imaginary death around 1969. However, the book ends in the 1960's.

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mimi083 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 20, 2009 at 4:58 AM (Answer #2)

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Around the late 1960s

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plumbsue | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 28, 2009 at 9:02 AM (Answer #3)

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I believe that they said that she died in July 1962 in the movie, "The Autobiograpy of Miss Jane Pittman"

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epollock | Valedictorian

Posted June 28, 2009 at 10:36 AM (Answer #4)

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Jane Pittman, a fictional character and narrator in Ernest J. Gaines's novel "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" is 110 at the start of the Civil Rights Movement in the early 60s. I don't believe the novel states that she died.

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mrweiner | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 24, 2010 at 5:13 AM (Answer #5)

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According to the Introduction, Jane was interviewed in the summer of 1962 and in the school year following.  She ostensibly died about eight months after the last interview.  So this leads us to some time in 1963 or 1964.

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