Letter: Oprah is a true inspiration
Re: ‘Oprah Winfrey is not a control freak’ (Metro, Aug. 15-18)
Thanks for your article on Oprah Winfrey’s movie, and mentioning her mother and grandmother were both maids, and before that her ancestors were slaves.
She is truly a rags-to-riches inspiration; and she, incredibly — along with Cheri Honkala, a Green Party leader — did it on her own without outside help other than her grandmother teaching her to read.
Oprah rose to be a billionaire without stepping on anyone’s toes; instead, she helped others out along the way.
Richard Kane, via email