Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura on TV's 'Star Trek,' has died at 89, her family says


A grown breaking star of the Star Trek series has died space While she and the rest of the Star Trek crew conquered the final frontier Nichelle Nichols was battling a more EarthBound issue race her role as lieutenant uhura on the original TV series broke barriers in many ways before that black women were basically limited to roles that servants but uhura was the communications officer on a ship headed to where no man had gone before Her interracial on screen kiss with costar William Shatner was something that was unheard of at the time Nichols had said that civil rights champion Martin Luther King was a fan of her role as a pioneer and he personally encouraged her to stay on the series That had an effect on real life space history Doctor made German the

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