‘Trailblazing’ actress who played Lt Uhura on Star Trek dies

Actor Nichelle Nichols, who found worldwide fame and led the way for black women in TV by starring in the original Star Trek TV series, has died.

Her son, Kyle Johnson, said she died on Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico. She was 89.

Her role in the 1966-69 series as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura earned Nichols great respect from the
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