Winfrey incorporated a lifetime of social justice movements into an epic Golden Globes speech.
“I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon!” Oprah Winfrey said, in the way only Oprah Winfrey can, where it seems like a proclamation has been issued from on high. “And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say, ‘Me too,’ again.”
It was the closing point of Winfrey’s speech accepting the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille award for career achievement, a speech that started with Winfrey reminiscing about being a young girl in 1964, watching Sidney Poitier become the first black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, and then took listeners through a lifetime spent watching other people fight for justice, some very publicly and some without their names ever becoming known.
“They’re the women whose names we’ll never know,” Winfrey said. “They are domestic workers and farmworkers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants and they’re in academia, engineering, medicine, and science. They’re part of the world of tech and politics and business.”
She linked those women, who put up with horrible treatment from powerful men, with her own mother, who worked hard cleaning the houses of other people, in order to make sure that her daughter might go on to become a worldwide name, a talk show host, and an Oscar nominee.
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