VIOLA DAVIS' HISTORIC EMMY WIN! Photo:  Kevin WinterGetty Images

Photo: Kevin WinterGetty Images

As Viola Davis became the first African American woman to win at last nights Emmy’s for outstanding lead actress in a drama series, Davis quoted Harriet Tubman, thanked her peers – including fellow nominee Taraji P. Henson – who embraced her colleague after her historical win with such emotion that it brought tears to all watching.  Davis gave the audience a powerful reminder stating that, the only thing that separates women of color in from anyone else is opportunity.

Davis won an Emmy for best lead actress on a drama series, for her role as a defense lawyer, Annalise Keating on ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder.”

Congratulations, Viola Davis!  Well deserved.

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