The entire text of Oprah’s amazing Golden Globes speech
Oprah Winfrey was awarded the Cecile B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes last night. Her acceptance speech was one of the most powerful and moving ones I’ve heard. It’s further fueled speculation on whether she’s planning on running for President in 2020. Many of you probably heard or read the speech online, but I think it bears repeating, so here it is in its entirety.
In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother’s house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: ‘The winner is Sidney Poitier.’ Up to the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen. I remember his tie was white, and of course his skin was black, and I had never seen a…
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