Tribute by Vicki Martin
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August 29, 2022

AUTHOR:

 

Vicki Martin

 

MESSAGE:

 

I was 6-8 years old when the original Star Trek aired. I lived in an all-white neighborhood in Houston and had never even seen a person of color. I remember sitting cross-legged in front of our console television, staring up at this beautiful woman with the darkest skin and the loveliest voice I had ever heard. To this day, when I see Nichelle, I feel deep respect for this pioneering woman who introduced a child to a world filled with diversity and nurtured acceptance in my heart.

 

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