Jesse Williams Receives 2016 BET Humanitarian Award

Actor, activist, philanthropist, and teacher Jesse Williams was honored with the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award at this year’s BET Awards. Williams is best known for his role on Grey’s Anatomy but he has also been a major agent of change within the present day civil rights movement. Legendary civil rights icons like Harry Belafonte helped to honor the young recipient.

Williams received a standing ovation by his peers while he gave a compelling speech that left the nation in awe. Social media went crazy sharing quotes from his speech. Williams ended his acceptance speech with the following quote that went viral:

Just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.”

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