Tribute by DR. JACQUELINE BOUVIER COPELAND
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August 27, 2022

AUTHOR:

DR. JACQUELINE BOUVIER COPELAND

MESSAGE:

As a ridiculed, dark Black girl growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, seeing Nichelle Nichols on Star Trek helped me know that I also was beautiful, smart, and capable of great things. While I had many positive influences, who countered the racism and colorism that tried to crush my dreams and spirit as a young person, Ms. Nichols as Lt. Uhura was key. May her inspiring soul live on becoming one with the cosmos for eternity. Thank you Lt. Uhura and Ms. Nichols.

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