An Actress, Singer, Music Producer, serial philanthropist and NASA enthusiast – This is Nichelle Nichols. She is an iconic face in the Hollywood, the first African-American actress to board the ship of Star Trek. Back in 70’s and 80’s, she was the shining light of hope for the other African American people; who told them – if they try harder, they can live their dreams too. It’s said that Nichols wanted to leave Star Trek post first season because of all the threat letters she was getting from KKK, and move to Broadway plays, but Martin Luther King convinced her to stay back and told her “This is why we are marching. We never thought we’d see this on TV”, and she decided to stay.
We wanted to share some of the rarest photos of this elegant lady, who sailed against the tides of society and hypocrisy to inspire people. Here are 5 of the hidden gems of Lieutenant Uhura! LLAP.