While Jesse Williams deserves plenty of praise for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on Grey’s Anatomy, it’s his work away from the camera that will be recognized this weekend.
E! News can exclusively confirm that the actor will receive the Humanitarian Award at this Sunday’s 2016 BET Awards.
Throughout the past year and beyond, Jesse has used his celebrity platform to shine a light on the Black Lives Matter movement. During Ferguson, he stood with thousands of protesters in hopes that Mike Brown’s death would not be in vain.
“Jesse has proven to be a true pioneer of our generation,” BET said in a statement. “[He] is a refreshing new face of activism during a time of crisis in this country.”
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