Some of the most beloved Black entertainers were honored on Saturday at the 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards, which recognized celebrities for their talents and their impact on society. While graciously accepting their awards, the honorees delivered powerful words to inspire the world. The recipients included comedians Issa Rae and KevOnStage, as well as actress Viola Davis, basketball superstar LeBron James and the late Chadwick Boseman.

Here are the most impactful speeches that were heard during the virtual ceremony.