Nichelle Nichols, an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting.

Nichelle Nichols, an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting.

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! Lt. Uhura made being a black, sexy, and intelligent 'in'! What a great image to help build a girl's self-image.

The Touching True Story of How Martin Luther King got Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) not to Leave STAR TREK — GeekTyrant

The Touching True Story of How Martin Luther King got Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) not to Leave STAR TREK — GeekTyrant

Singer & Actress Nichelle Nichols. 1967. Known best for her ground-breaking role as Lt. Uhura, a USS Enterprise bridge officer on the sci-fi TV series Star Trek. She also traveled with Duke Ellington's & Lionel Hampton's bands, sang at the Chicago Playboy Club, & appeared in several stage plays including James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie. She  volunteered for NASA to recruit minorities. Astronaut Dr Mae Jemison & Comedian/Actress Whoopi Goldberg cites Nichols as career inspirations.

Singer & Actress Nichelle Nichols. 1967. Known best for her ground-breaking role as Lt. Uhura, a USS Enterprise bridge officer on the sci-fi TV series Star Trek. She also traveled with Duke Ellington's & Lionel Hampton's bands, sang at the Chicago Playboy Club, & appeared in several stage plays including James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie. She volunteered for NASA to recruit minorities. Astronaut Dr Mae Jemison & Comedian/Actress Whoopi Goldberg cites Nichols as career inspirations.

The Geek Twins: See Uhura do Ballet in Rare Behind-the-Scenes STAR TREK Photos

The Geek Twins: See Uhura do Ballet in Rare Behind-the-Scenes STAR TREK Photos

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