this African American actress Nichelle Nicholsknown to embody Nyota Uhura His son announced on Facebook on Sunday that he died at the age of 89 on Saturday night in the famous science fiction series “Star Trek”.
“I am sorry to inform you that there is a great light coming from the sky. no longer shines for us as it has done for so many years. Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and died,” the actress’ son, Kyle Johnson, wrote on Facebook.
The message was accompanied by a photograph of the star on Nichols’ Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, with a bouquet of roses on it.
Nichols portraying the role of Uhura Breaking down television’s racial barriers by placing an African-American woman in a position of authority.
Nichols also shared with actor William Shatner (Captain Kirk). one of the first kisses of an interracial couple on television American.
They did this in the midst of the battle for the civil rights of African Americans in the United States in the 1968 episode “Plato’s Stepchildren.”
Nichols I wanted to leave the show After the first season he started working on Broadway, as he later said in various interviews; However, priest and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. changed his mind.
As he explains, Luther King Jr. her role in “Star Trek” It was showing the children and women of the African-American community in the USA. He said that they can have the same rights as whites and therefore Nyota Uhura must continue to give life and act.
Her television presence has had an impact on other actors, such as African-American Whoopi Goldberg, who said she yelled at her parents several times when she watched “Star Trek” as a child: “Come on, come on quick. There’s a black woman on TV and she’s not a maid!”.
After her role in “Star Trek,” Nichols worked as a spokesperson for NASA, where she tried to inspire a new generation of “brave” astronauts with a desire to learn, according to the actress’s official website.