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This ‘Star Trek’ Actress Changed TV (and NASA) Forever

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Live long and prosper? Nichelle Nichols sure has. At the height of the American civil rights movement, she played “Star Trek’s” Lieutenant Uhura—then one of television’s few confident, strong Black female characters. It was a trailblazing role she nearly walked away from—until a certain legendary activist and super fan intervened. Who knew Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Trekkie? SUBSCRIBE: #StarTrek #NichelleNichols #CivilRights This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Got a story idea...
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