Just last night, the 2020 ESPYS took place virtually.
As one of the hosts of the big night, Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson kicked off the night by highlighting black athletes in history that have paved the way in sports.
Wilson spotlighted Serena Williams, Bill Russell, Muhammed Ali, and Jackie Robinson for their accomplishments and being inspiration to athletes around the globe. Russell even brought up his children to discuss improvement in our world starting with the younger generation.
Wilson said, “I look at my children and I pray for a better future. A world where the color of their brown skin doesn’t stop them from their calling, from their purpose and from their destiny.”
He added, “I pray for a world where I don’t have to fear for my children from systemic racism due to hundreds of years of oppression. The only thing that must die is racism. Black Lives Matter.”
See the full address below!