Oprah Winfrey not only made history at the Golden Globes by becoming the first black female to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, but also gave one of the most powerful speeches of all time.
Accepting the award, Oprah spoke on racism, sexism and the #MeToo movement that has quickly gained steam after revelations of rampant sexual misconduct by film mogul Harvey Weinstein.
She deplored sexual harassment, paying tribute to Recy Taylor — an African American woman who daringly reported her 1944 gang rape by white men and died last month just short of her 98th birthday.
“For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up! Their time is up!” Winfrey said to a standing ovation and even some tears in the audience. “So I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon.”
Watch the speech below:
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