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'I Believe To Move To a Future That Transcends Race, Gender, Or Anything Else. We're All People'

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Today we celebrate the life of #NichelleNichols, who was not only a “Star Trek” and entertainment industry legend but an inspiring pioneer for generations of people. The importance of her work cannot be overstated. At a time when Black women were seldom seen on screen, Nichelle’s portrayal of Nyota Uhura on “Star Trek” strengthened the civil rights movement. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called it "the first non-stereotypical role portrayed by a Black woman in television history." After her groundbreaking role on the series, Nichols dedicated herself to the space program. She helped NASA in making the agency more diverse, assisting to recruit astronauts Sally Ride, Judith Resnik and Guion Bluford, among others. The actress died of natural causes on July 30. Read more about her life and work here. Link in bio.


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