Tribute by Kara Hughes
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January 17, 2023


Kara Hughes


For Nichelle Nichols

She blazed like a comet across the night sky
Courageous, bright and sublime –
Carried herself with grace and strength
A powerhouse against bigotry, against racism
Against the belief because she was woman she was less

So here, in this reverent silence
I, and all the others, bid you farewell,
May you at the end of all things
Our glorious, glorious Uhura
Rest in final peace.

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