Humanitarian Award Recipient: Jesse Williams
Sunday, June 26 @ 8P/7C
The foundation for Jesse Williams career was laid at Moses Brown High School in Providence, Rhode Island.
Jesse Williams is a proud alum of Temple University located in North Philadelphia. He graduated with a double major in African-American studies and Film and Media Arts.
Jesse Williams begin studying acting and was chosen to participate in the New York Actors showcase presented by ABC Television. He was one of 14 actors chosen from over 800 individuals. Clearly, this opportunity set the stage for the rest of Williams's acting career.
He came through on Law & Order when he played the role of Kwame.
Jesse Williams began appearing as Dr. Jackson Avery in the ABC television series Grey's Anatomy. We all wanted to head on over to his hospital for an appointment.
Jesse Williams starred in Lee Daniels' The Butler, in which he played the role of James Lawson . We were here for it.
During Ferguson October, Jesse Williams, along with thousands of protesters, marched 12 miles from Ferguson, Missouri, to St. Louis demanding justice for Michael Brown.
Jesse Williams took his passion for the movement and love for acting and executive produced the documentary Stay Woke: The Movement for Black Lives Matter. The film follows the lives of young people pushing the needle and pushing the movement forward.