While accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, Oprah Winfrey told the girls watching her at home that the honor was for them, too.
Winfrey recalled watching as a young girl as Sidney Poitier won an Oscar; two decades later, he also received the Cecil B. DeMille Award. "It is not lost on me that, at this moment, there is some little girl watching as I become the first black woman to be given the same award," she said. "It is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them."
She also spoke about Recy Taylor, a black woman who was raped by six white men in Alabama in the 1940s and told not to tell anyone; she did, sharing with Rosa Parks at the NAACP what happened, but the men were never brought to justice. Taylor died just 10 days ago and Winfrey said she hopes Taylor was aware the tides are shifting. "For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men — but their time is up," she said. "Their time is up!"
To those girls watching at home, Winfrey had another message. "A new day is on the horizon," she said. "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 they are the leaders to take us to the time where nobody has to say 'me too' again." Watch Winfrey's entire speech below.Catherine Garcia