Viola Davis speaks at CU

Oscar-winner Viola Davis spoke at Macky Auditorium about growing up poor, the value of big dreams and her experience of Hollywood as a black actress. Davis won the 2017 Academy Award for best supporting actress for her work in Fences, a film adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a working-class black family in 1950s Pittsburgh. “You have to ask yourself this question,” said Davis, also an Emmy- and Tony-winner. “Is there anything you are doing to make life better?”