Viola Davis just became the first black woman to win the lead drama actress Emmy for her role in How To Get Away With Murder, and she taught all those read-from-a-scrap-of-paper winners how to give a meaningful speech.

She started out by quoting Harriet Tubman:

In my mind I see a line and over that line I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line, but I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.