Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols on Uhura’s Radical Impact changed it all. For the Summer of Sci-Fi 2020, we salute the portrayal by Ms. Nichols. Thanks for changing the future of achievement for people of all colors; but especially young African-American girls. Thanks for supporting getting Afro-Americans into the sciences too.
We salute these efforts and we hope that AMERICA looks to the future without hate. We’re all going to the stars, “not only white men.”
Ciao from MILANO411.com…
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: We love Nichelle Nichols and it’s our honor to award her with our SCI-FI DIVA ICON Award. Thanks for showing us what the future can be. Ciao and Gio Benedice (God Bless!)
– KRIS MILANO, PUBLISHER OF MILANO411.COM MAGAZINE…
ABOUT THE VIDEO ESSAY: Star Trek’s decision to cast Nichelle Nichols, an African American woman, as major character on the show was an almost unheard-of move in 1968. But for black women all over the country, it redefined the notions of what was possible.