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The revolution will be televised…on Star Trek.

Nichelle Nichols recounts how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. convinced her not to quit her role as Uhura on the television show Star Trek. King understood that through her success in a fictional world, Nichelle Nichols was showing the country that it was time to accept black folks in the real world. Watch this interview on how Nichols motivated Whoopi Goldberg to act in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Speaking of blacks in space, learn how Star Trek inspired astronaut Ronald McNair in this heartwarming three-minute video.