Viola Davis Gives Memorable Emmy Speech: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. [VIDEO]

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‘The only thing that separates women of color from anybody else is opportunity.’Viola Davis

Sunday night, Viola Davis became the first African-American to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama. The How To Get Away With Murder star gave a memorable acceptance speech, speaking about the lack of diversity in Hollywood. She stated:

‘In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me, over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.’ That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams