Nichelle Nichols

So. Another part of our imagined future has gone into the past.

Nichele Nichols is of course most famous for playing Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in the original Star Trek TV series (and subsequent films.) For a black woman to have a role as an important member of a military company was a breakthrough for the 1960s and she was lauded as a role model by no less than Martin Luther King.

It is widely believed that her kiss with William Shatner in one episode was the first inter-racial kiss on US TV (but it may not have been.)

Grace Dell (Nichelle) Nichols: 28/12/1932 – 30/7/2022. So it goes.

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