*Nichelle Nichols planned to leave the STAR TREK TV series after the first season but a STAR TREK fan stopped her leaving the Star Trek series and that fan was Martin Luther King Jr. … “You don’t have a black role…you have an equal role,” King Jr. said to Nichols.
She has since announced that she will not be doing anymore STAR TREK conventions.
Now, Sergio Oliva, the Cuban bodybuilder was the most gifted bodybuilder to have graced the bodybuilding stage in his time. Cuba has produced great black sportsmen and women through the years who deserve more recognition. OUR ROOTS congratulates the TV and sporting greats of color.
TAYO Fatunla is an award-winning Nigerian Comic Artist, Editorial Cartoonist, Writer and Illustrator. He is a graduate of the prestigious Kubert School, in New Jersey, US. and recipient of the 2018 ECBACC Pioneer Lifetime Achievement Award for his illustrated OUR ROOTS creation and series – Famous people in Black History – He participated in the UNESCO’s Cartooning In Africa forum held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Cartooning Global Forum in Paris, France.
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