Nichelle Nichols was best known for her role as Nyota Uhura in the original Star Trek television series and films. Nichols was one of the first African American actresses on American television at the time, which was groundbreaking. She paved the way for other African American actresses to join the film industry and is missed dearly.
Nichols passed away from heart failure at the age of 89 years old on July 30th. She will be dearly missed by Star Trek fans and will always be known as one of the first African American actresses to grow in popularity.