To Boldly Go: How Nichelle Nichols and Star Trek Helped Advance Civil Rights
Perfect for fans ofHidden FiguresandMae Among the Stars!To Boldly Gotells the true story of Nichelle Nichols and how she used her platform onStar Trekto inspire and recruit a new generation of diverse astronauts and many others in the space and STEM fields.
As Lieutenant Uhura on the iconic prime-time television showStar Trek, Nichelle Nichols played the first Black female astronaut anyone had ever seen on screen. A smart, strong, independent Black woman aboard the starshipEnterprisewas revolutionary in the 1960s when only white men had traveled to outer space in real life and most Black characters on TV were servants.
Nichelle not only inspired a generation to pursue their dreams, but also opened the door for the real-life pioneering astronaut Sally Ride, Dr. Mae Jemison, and more. Author(s): Angela Dalton
Hardcover, Harper Collins, 2023 40 p, 11 × 9 in.
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