Election 2016

Jesse Williams’s Essential History of Social Justice

thedailybeast.comIn the wake of the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actor’s powerful BET Awards speech, we dig into his long, profound, and tireless history of working for social justice and equality.

Jesse Williams, with his piercing blue eyes and make-you-short-of-breath smile, always grabs attention, but never has he captured our gaze—and our minds, our hearts, and our passion—more than with his powerful acceptance speech at the BET Awards Sunday night, where he received the Humanitarian Award.

The Grey’s Anatomy actor was called a “tireless champion of change, and a voice for the voiceless,” by Debra Lee, chairwoman and CEO of BET, when she presented him with the award.

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