Oprah’s connecting the dots between the recent police-involved shootings, and the civil rights movement of the ’50s and ’60s … telling us it sometimes feels like not that much has changed.TMZcaught up with the former talk show host turned business woman, turned mega superstar, in Washington DC on Black History month celebration. After Oprah made her first visit to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture she spoke to TMZ.
“What was the best part so far that you’ve seen,” the reporter asked Oprah. “The most moving and profound the section on Emmet Till,” Oprah responded to the question. Emmet Till was a black man who was lynched for supposedly flirting with a white woman. His lynching is what is said to have helped spark the civil rights movements of the 50’s and 60’s. “and then you think about what’s happening in our country today. It’s like a new Emmett Till every week,” Oprah said in reference to all the violence happening towards black men.