Why MLK Told Nichelle Nichols ‘You cannot’ Leave Star Trek

Nichelle Nichols’ passing this week at age 89 reminds us what made her Lt. Uhura essential, not just on the U.S.S. Enterprise, but for America. So profound was her impact, that when her self-professed biggest fan, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., heard that she was leaving Star Trek, he told her “You cannot do that.” Plus, she was one half of the ‘the dangerous kiss.’ Join us for this tribute. 

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