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August 31, 2022



Persis Bristol




I watched TOS with my Dad every night as reruns in NYC. It was our special time. To see a black woman was not that big a deal in the 1980’s but as I studied the history of how the show came to being I was inspired. The groundbreaking and ceiling busting work of Roddenberry is what has allowed this country to survive. The stain of slavery and Jim Crow still exists in this country, but with history such as this we can move closer to a true humanity among the stars. Thank you Nichelle.


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