In a brief clip that aired on Monday's "Today," Oprah Winfrey compared the killing of Trayvon Martin to that of Emmett Till, the young black boy whose brutal murder helped fuel the civil rights movement.
It was one of her first public comments about the case, which has seen African Americans and whites sharply divided about whether George Zimmerman's acquittal was just.
"Trayvon Martin, parallel to Emmett Till," Oprah told The Grio's Chris Witherspoon. "Let me just tell you, in my mind, same thing. But you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we've come."
In a previous interview with Diane Sawyer, she said her new movie, "The Butler," could offer an answer to white people who were confused as to why African Americans were so outraged about Martin's death.