LOS ANGELES, CA - Jesse Williams is all anyone can talk about after he gave an incredibly powerful speech at the BET awards on Sunday, candidly speaking about important racial issues, social justice, and even cultural appropriation. Williams has long been an active member of the Black Lives Matter movement and his epic speech is just a small extension of that. Here’s what you need to know about Jesse Williams’ activism.
He and his wife created Ebrojis. The couple uses images made popular by African American culture to enhance the way we communicate.
Williams was among thousands who marched in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 to protest the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
He sits on the board of directors of The Advancement Project, a civil rights organization. He serves alongside singer and songwriter Harry Belafonte.
Williams executive produced the BET original documentary Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement alongside Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Laurens Grant.
Jesse and his wife co-founded a production company called farWord Inc. focused on education, literature, transmedia, television and film. They're currently working to redefine black male identity in America.
Keep up the good work Dr. Avery. You’re making Chief Bailey proud! But can’t you and April just get back together already??