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She may never have traveled aboard an actual space shuttle, but in the 1960s Nichelle Nichols inspired a generation by boldly going where no African American had gone before.
With the debut of “Star Trek” in 1966, Nichols’ role as Lt. Uhura not only broke racial barriers for African American actresses, but it also motivated future real-world astronauts like Air Force Col. Guion Bluford Jr. and Dr. Mae Jemison.
Read more about Ms. Nichols here.

She may never have traveled aboard an actual space shuttle, but in the 1960s Nichelle Nichols inspired a generation by boldly going where no African American had gone before.

With the debut of “Star Trek” in 1966, Nichols’ role as Lt. Uhura not only broke racial barriers for African American actresses, but it also motivated future real-world astronauts like Air Force Col. Guion Bluford Jr. and Dr. Mae Jemison.

Read more about Ms. Nichols here.

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    Great Black History! I love her so much, an amazing women!
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