The charitable star will take home the honor during the 2016 BET Awards, which airs on Sunday (June 26).
During his time in the limelight, Williams has championed efforts towards fighting injustice. He currently sits on the board of directors for The Advancement Project and works with other civil rights groups.
— Advancement Project (@AP_California) June 23, 2016
In a statement released by BET, the network said, “Jesse has proven to be a true pioneer of our generation. [He] is a refreshing new face of activism during a time of crisis in this country.”
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