When did Miss Jane Pittman die?
What year and month did she die
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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.
Around the late 1960s
I believe that they said that she died in July 1962 in the movie, "The Autobiograpy of Miss Jane Pittman"
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.
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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