Nichelle Nichols was SO MUCH more than “just” Lt. Uhura. She was a Broadway singer, dancer, actor. She had more acting chops in her little finger than your typical TV series cast member has in their whole body.
But far more than that, she was an inspiration. On a TV series that inspired tens of thousands of us to work toward a better future, she inspired people of color and women to work toward a fairer future. And the whole world is lesser now that she’s gone.