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6 quotes from Jesse Williams' BET Awards speech you have to share

Kristine Cannon

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Kristine Cannon is the Entertainment Editor for SheKnows. When she's not at a music festival or live show, she's either struggling to train her dachshund, taking too many pics of said dachshund or watching re-runs of The Office. Also, hi...

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A speech no one will soon forget

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A speech no one will soon forget

Samuel L. Jackson was right during his own BET Awards acceptance speech: "Jesse is the closest thing I've heard to a 1960s activist. That brother is right, he's true." We haven't seen anyone quite like Jesse Williams in some time– all the more reason his Humanitarian Award speech was so moving. While the entire thing is a must-read, here are a few snippets that really stood out.

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"Gentrifying our genius..."

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"Gentrifying our genius..."

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"We're going to have equal rights..."

Graphics by Kristine Cannon/SheKnows; photos provided by Kevin Winter/BET/Getty Images for BET
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"We're going to have equal rights..."

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"Just because we're magic..."

Graphics by Kristine Cannon/SheKnows; photos provided by Kevin Winter/BET/Getty Images for BET
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"Just because we're magic..."

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"... going home to make a sandwich."

Graphics by Kristine Cannon/SheKnows; photos provided by Kevin Winter/BET/Getty Images for BET
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"... going home to make a sandwich."

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"Sit down."

Graphics by Kristine Cannon/SheKnows; photos provided by Kevin Winter/BET/Getty Images for BET
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"Sit down."

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But wait, there's more

Kevin Winter/BET/Getty Images for BET
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But wait, there's more

Other BET Award winners include Taraji P. Henson, Beyoncé and more. Take a look.

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