Lewis was honored on Thursday at ESSENCE's annual Black Women In Hollywood where she brought the audience to her feet with her speech.
2019 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood honoree Jenifer Lewis has certainly earned her title as "The Mother of Black Hollywood." Which character was your favorite?
ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards To Honor Amandla Stenberg, Jenifer Lewis, Kiki Layne & Regina Hall
The 2019 honorees embody this year's timely event theme, The Power of Our Presence: Art & Activism.
KiKi Layne, Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, and Jenifer Lewis are this year's Black Women In Hollywood honorees. They also grace the cover of ESSENCE's Film Noir issue, on newsstands January 25.
"It’s dangerous," the mother of Black Hollywood added.
The actress said she wanted to wear something meaningful.
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