Tribute by Nicole Paschal
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August 27, 2022

AUTHOR:

Nicole Paschal

MESSAGE:

You were the first… Twenty years after your activism and progress you made for African Americans, I saw you in your red uniform aboard the Enterprise. I was a child and you were intelligent, strong, beautiful, and in charge! I wanted to be you. Even in the 80s, I took note that you actually looked like me and I could indeed be you. You are the reason I read and write science fiction and I learned that a Black woman can be powerful on earth, in space, and beyond! The new frontier awaits…

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