Nichelle Nichols in 2017. File photo: EPA-EFE
Nichelle Nichols in 2017. File photo: EPA-EFE
Obituaries

Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s trailblazing Lieutenant Uhura, dies at 89

  • Nichelle Nichols played the communications officer Lieutenant Uhura on the Starship Enterprise on Star Trek
  • It earned her accolades for breaking stereotypes that had often limited black women to minor acting roles

Nichelle Nichols in 2017. File photo: EPA-EFE
Nichelle Nichols in 2017. File photo: EPA-EFE
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