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Star Trek 50th Anniversary Stamps
Honoring Lieutenant Uhura?
Now you can relive your favorite Star Trek memories with mint stamps marking the show’s 50th anniversary. This sheet honors Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, the ship’s translator and communications officers. Portrayed by actress Nichelle Nichols, she was one of the first black characters to have such a major role in American television at the time.
Lieutenant Uhura was an inspiration to countless young girls across the country. And when Nichelle Nichols considered leaving the show in 1967 to return to musical theater, none other than Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., convinced her to stay. A fan of the show, he was reported as saying, “You are our image of where we're going, you're 300 years from now, and that means that's where we are and it takes place now. Keep doing what you're doing, you are our inspiration… Don't you understand for the first time we're seen as we should be seen. You don't have a black role. You have an equal role.” Nichols decided to remain on the show and appeared in several Star Trek films after that.
This neat sheet features several different images of Lieutenant Uhura and includes the names of the episodes each image came from. It’s a neat way to mark the history of the show and this beloved character. Order your sheet today.