Tami, 46, disabled writer and artist; currently existing in Michigan with six cats and what's left of my sanity. Fangirl-4-Life.

All we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. - E.A. Poe
posted 1 year ago

HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY to Ms. NICHELLE NICHOLS!

The “original” Lt. Uhura, a pioneer for women and particularly women of color in the predominantly white male world of television, Nichelle broke ground for playing a strong female character who was not cast in a menial role (e.g. maid) as was the case for so many other African-American women at that time.  She was and still is an inspiration. 

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    A bit late but Nichelle Nichols is flawless, and Lt. Uhura was a badass.
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