Actor and activist Jesse Williams didn't hold back when accepting the Humanitarian Award at the 2... - From E! Online
Before taking to the stage to deliver a passionate speech, the Grey's Anatomy star received a video tribute as well as several kind words from BET Chairwoman and CEO Debra Lee.
"Jesse Williams is the essence of a modern civil rights legend in the making.
He also gave credit to the unsung heroes who work day after day to make a difference."Now, this award, this is not for me, this is for the real organizers all over the country, activist civil rights attorneys, the parents, the teachers, the students who are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do.
In October 2014, Williams stood with thousands of others in Ferguson, Missouri to protest the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown and ensure he did not pass away in vain.
Grey's Anatomy Star Jesse Williams Set to Be Honored With Humanitarian Award at the 2016 BET Awards "Williams uses his celebrity platform to shine a light on the injustices of our society and became an outspoken advocate of the Black Lives Matter movement," BET said.