Actress and singer Nichelle Nichols (89), died Saturday night in Silver City, New Mexico 

She was best known for her role as Star Trek's communications officer Lieutenant Uhura

Nichols was one of the first Black women to be cast in a major television series

Her role as Lt. Nyota Uhura on the original TV series was awesome

In 1968, a kiss on the lips scene was played by Nichols in  an episode called "Plato's Stepchildren." 

Their interracial kiss on the lips was revolutionary, one of the first such moments on TV.

Nichols was born Grace Dell Nichols in a Chicago suburb where her father was the mayor.

She grew up singing and dancing, aspired to act in musical theater

She got his first break in the 1961 musical Kicks & Co., a small-screen satire of Playboy magazine.

Actress Lynda Carter tweeted, "Nichelle Nichols showed us the extraordinary power of Black women"

The carter added, "she paved the way for a better future for all women in media. Thank you, Nichelle

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