Actor Jesse Williams' Speech Highlight's BET Awards Show
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Jesse Williams brought down the house with his acceptance speech for the 2016 Humanitarian Award at last night's 2016 BET Awards Show. He was honored for his activism and his role in the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Grey's Anatomy star thanked the activists all over the country who he called "the real organizers" of the movement.
"Now, this award, this is not for me. This is for the real organizers all over the country, the activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. All right?" he explained. "It's kind of basic mathematics: The more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize."