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Uhura was a communications officer aboard Starship Enterprise in 2267.  Gifted singer and had a secret admirer in Scotty.  Skilled in many languages.
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review by . November 08, 2010
 It is difficult to understate the significance of the Uhura character in television and society, both generally and specifically. Up until that time, the general role of black women on television and in movies was as maids. Here was a black woman that was an officer, treated as such and with some spunk. Her pulling of a knife on the lecherous Zulu in "Mirror Mirror" demonstrated that she was a fighter. Her role was so significant to the black community that when Nichelle Nichols …
review by . August 14, 2010
Uhura's singing voice broke the glass that was the standards of yesterday.
She sat in that same chair almost every episode, she had almost the same lines in every episode.  She was lucky to GET lines in an episode because it was such a small part.  Nonetheless this character and the actress who played her: Nichelle Nichols played a major part in smashing down a major barrier on television.  Before she came along, Black actresses usually were only cooks or maids on TV.  Nichols Uhura character not only broke that mold by not playing to this type on TV …
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