nichelle nichols

Part of her remains will travel up to 186 million miles aboard a rocket named Vulcan. Nichols broke racial barriers and encouraged women to join NASA.
Nichols was so special to Takei that he asked her to be in his wedding party when he married longtime partner Brad Altman in 2008.
Saldana, who took over the "Star Trek" role Nichols made famous, said the late actor "blazed a trail" for women of color.
Comedian Ashley Nicole Black tweeted a clip in which she explained how the “Star Trek” star used her fame “to make the world a better place.”
The actor made history for her role as Nyota Uhura in “Star Trek: The Original Series."
The civil rights leader was a "Trek" fan, and he surprised her backstage and moved her to reconsider and stick it out.
"Hell or high water wasn't going to stop me. Only Dr. King did."