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)
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.