Explained: Recalling Nichelle Nichols, the trailblazing Lieutenant Nyota Uhura of Star Trek | Explained News,The Indian Express
Through the trailblazing Star Trek character, Nichelle Nichols became one of the first black women to have a leading television role. It marked a new era in television history.
Nichelle Nichols, known best for her role as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in the original ‘Star Trek’ series, died on Sunday at the age of 89. Through the trailblazing Star Trek character, Nichols became one of the first black women to have a leading television role. It marked a new era in television history, with Nichols going, to paraphrase the immortal line in Star Trek’s title sequence, where no black woman actor had gone before.
We’re deeply saddened to report the passing of Nichelle Nichols – a trailblazer, an inspiration, and so much more. She will be deeply missed. https://t.co/iBwyOPaxTP
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) July 31, 2022
I shall have more to say about the trailblazing, incomparable Nichelle Nichols, who shared the bridge with us as Lt. Uhura of the USS Enterprise, and who passed today at age 89. For today, my heart is heavy, my eyes shining like the stars you now rest among, my dearest friend.