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The Evening Post: This Star Trek Actress Changed TV (and NASA) Forever


Star Trek fans will love this video from Great Big Story!  Live long and prosper? Nichelle Nichols sure has. At the height of the American civil rights movement, she played “Star Trek’s” Lieutenant Uhura—then one of television’s few confident, strong Black female characters. It was a trailblazing role she nearly walked away from—until a certain legendary activist and super fan intervened. Who knew Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Trekkie?

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