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I had the opportunity to speak with Oprah Winfrey this weekend about her new film The Butler.

Oprah plays the wife of Cecil Gaines, the top butler for numerous Presidents of the United States. A riff in the family occurs when their son Louis gets motivated by the Emmett Till case to go off to college and join the Freedom Riders.

So during our interview, I asked Oprah how she feels about the Emmett Till case in comparison to today’s Trayvon Martin.

She replied:

“I think the Trayvon Martin case is the Emmett Till case. The parallels are striking. It’s so fascinating that 50 years since the march on Washington and the “I Have A Dream Speech…” That Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are the same thing.”

Check out the entire video above.