LOS ANGELES (AP) - Oprah Winfrey says the story of "The Butler" is her story, too. She says her mother was a maid, and her grandmother was a maid, and her mother was a maid and her mother was a slave.
Winfrey says she feels "validated by their courage."
She says the movie will show a new generation what their ancestors went through to win the freedom that they have today.
The Butler opens today.