Star Trek Beauty - Nichelle Nichols, aka Lieutenant Uhura, communications officer on the original 60’s ‘Star Trek’. First black female NOT casted in a typical subservient role. She and Captain James Kirk, made history with first inter-racial kiss on national television in the '60's. (Born: December 28, 1932, Robbins, Illinois)

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Star Trek Beauty - Nichelle Nichols, aka Lieutenant Uhura, communications officer on the original 60’s ‘Star Trek’. First black female NOT casted in a typical subservient role. She and Captain James Kirk, made history with first inter-racial kiss on national television in the '60's. (Born: December 28, 1932, Robbins, Illinois)

Nichelle Nichols! Lt. Uhura made being a black, sexy, and intelligent 'in'! What a great image to help build a girl's self-image.

Nichelle Nichols! Lt. Uhura made being a black, sexy, and intelligent 'in'! What a great image to help build a girl's self-image.

© Chester Higgins - one of the first black women I saw on TV.  She ensure blacks were in the next generation/galaxy.  Over 80 and gorgeous.

© Chester Higgins - one of the first black women I saw on TV. She ensure blacks were in the next generation/galaxy. Over 80 and gorgeous.

The Touching True Story of How Martin Luther King got Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) not to Leave STAR TREK — GeekTyrant

The Touching True Story of How Martin Luther King got Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) not to Leave STAR TREK — GeekTyrant

Singer & Actress Nichelle Nichols. 1967. Known best for her ground-breaking role as Lt. Uhura, a USS Enterprise bridge officer on the sci-fi TV series Star Trek. She also traveled with Duke Ellington's & Lionel Hampton's bands, sang at the Chicago Playboy Club, & appeared in several stage plays including James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie. She  volunteered for NASA to recruit minorities. Astronaut Dr Mae Jemison & Comedian/Actress Whoopi Goldberg cites Nichols as career inspirations.

Singer & Actress Nichelle Nichols. 1967. Known best for her ground-breaking role as Lt. Uhura, a USS Enterprise bridge officer on the sci-fi TV series Star Trek. She also traveled with Duke Ellington's & Lionel Hampton's bands, sang at the Chicago Playboy Club, & appeared in several stage plays including James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie. She volunteered for NASA to recruit minorities. Astronaut Dr Mae Jemison & Comedian/Actress Whoopi Goldberg cites Nichols as career inspirations.

Nichelle Nichols, 80...Songstress and American Actress in Television & Film (notably famous for her iconic role in Star Trek as communications officer Lieutenant Uhura).

Nichelle Nichols, 80...Songstress and American Actress in Television & Film (notably famous for her iconic role in Star Trek as communications officer Lieutenant Uhura).

Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols on Cover of Ebony Magazine, 1967 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols on Cover of Ebony Magazine, 1967 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Mae Jemison was in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation directed by LeVar Burton, and Nichelle Nichols visited the set! So awesome. First real astronaut on Star Trek.

Mae Jemison was in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation directed by LeVar Burton, and Nichelle Nichols visited the set! So awesome. First real astronaut on Star Trek.

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