The 67th Primetime Emmy Award was a historical one – actress Viola Davis became the first black woman to win the award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series for her role in “How to Get Away with Murder.”

Not taking her honor slightly, Davis said in her speech, “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone is opportunity.” She also made mention of Harriet Tubman and acknowledged writers and other influential black women in her speech.

Other black actresses who dominated the Emmy’s were Uzo Aduba who won Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series for her role in “Orange is The New Black” and Regina King who won Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for her role in “American Crime.”

Taraji P. Henson who was also a nominee for Davis’ award shared a tight hug with her before she took the stage, Kerry Washington cried and other celebrities tweeted their delight.

See her speech below: