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

Began her show business career at age Nichols' Star Trek character as Lieutenant Uhura was one of the first African American female characters on American television not portrayed as a servant.

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)

Gray Hair Is Sexy on Women!

Nichelle Nichols (Actress): Known for groundbreaking Lieutenant Uhura role in Star Trek. Born: Grace Nichols December 1932 in Robbins, Illinois

Nichelle Nichols was my first role model (apart from my mother) who taught me that women can do the same job as any man, that we can be whoever we dream to be.

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

Nichelle Nichols - Television Icon<3

Nichelle Nichols On Gene Roddenberry And Dr. King's Fateful Advice

Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Uhura

Nichelle Nichols

"in Uhura was the first black woman as a main character on US TV who was not a servant. NBC refused to let Nichelle Nichols be a regular, claiming Deep South affiliates would be angered, so Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry hired her as a “day worker,”

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 as Star Trek's foxy Lt. Uhura made being a black, sexy, and intelligent woman 'in'!

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Why color when you have this? Beautiful, beam up Scottie, no more coloring wear it with pride.

Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura played by Nichelle Nichols

Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura played by Nichelle Nichols. As a girl, seeing such an intelligent, beautiful black woman on television let me know the future held a place for me and all people of color. Thank you Nichelle Nichols and Octavia Butler.

Lt. Uhura - AKA Nichelle Nichols - Star Trek 1966 ®....#{T.R.L.}  Mirror Mirror.

Uhura in the episode Mirror Mirror. She put out "super tough sex vixen", but really she was struggling to keep her cool in this bizarre alternate universe.

Burgess Meredith( Penquin-Batman) and Nichelle Nichols(Uhura-StarTrek) rehearsing the musical Kicks and Co., 1961.

Burgess Meredith( Penquin-Batman) and Nichelle Nichols(Uhura-StarTrek) rehearsing the musical Kicks and Co.

Actress Gail Fisher broke several barriers as a young Black actress in television during the 1960s. She was the first Black performer to get dialogue in a nationally aired commercial, and as Peggy Fair onActress Gail Fisher broke several barriers as a young Black actress in television during the 1960s. She was the first Black performer to get dialogue in a nationally aired commercial, and as Peggy Fair on Mannix, only the second Black woman (the first being Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek)…

Actress Gail Fisher broke several barriers as a young Black actress in television during the 1960s. She was the first Black performer to get dialogue in a nationally aired commercial, and as Peggy Fair onActress Gail Fisher broke several barriers as a young Black actress in television during the 1960s. She was the first Black performer to get dialogue in a nationally aired commercial, and as Peggy Fair on Mannix, only the second Black woman (the first being Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek)…

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