Viola Davis Becomes First Black Woman To Win An Emmy!!

(Last Updated On: September 21, 2015)

Emmy’s on Sunday night is now put down on paper as Viola Davis became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series. You might spot that face on the hit series ‘How To Get Away With Murder.’

She wowed the crowd with a very deep speech that she quoted Harriet Tubman. She also spoke about a fundamental topic, race.  She concluded.

“The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.”

The nominees for this category included, Taraji P. Henson,Claire Danes,Robin Wright, Elisabeth Moss and Tatiana Maslany.

Here is a look at her moving speech.


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