'The Butler' Opens Today

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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.

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