Viola Davis' Powerful Message at the Emmys

Davis becomes the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for best actress in a drama.
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So many ending moments the eighth time the chopper John hand Tracy Morgan's return and then he streaming. Violent day they were. Viola Davis the first black actress ever to win the Emmy for best actress in a drama the story of how to get away with murder teaching us how to make history. An early taste something. The only thing that separates women of color. But anyone else. Is opportunity. You cannot win and and mean for roles then has simply not may have. And we remember our moment with the nerves went before her peach show even began in the school Juilliard she trained sucks street it. 83 sometimes 67 day too weak Perry's lockers. Oh yeah clockers. Born in saint Mathew South Carolina one of six. In one room house my grandmother delivered me in 1965. Because a midwife was late. Her grandmother was L would watch that little group graduate from college and she was put in mind you she said arms oh prodding and delivered she's dead and and the moment the students at Juilliard stunned. The role model or dean and can't. Okay. Giving them advice in a high fives. Who students cheering for her last night thank you for taking as all for that line. Rats files and thank you for watching here in a Monday I'm David York I hope to see you right back here. Tomorrow it.

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