BlackSci-fi.com celebrates Women’s History Month! Join us in our month long celebration of the history makers past, present, and future.
For Women’s History Month we decided to dip into the pop culture well and highlight some of the kick butt women of color who have graced both sci-fi/ horror television and cinema.
Read on and find out about some awesome ladies of sci-fi/ horror cinema and television (in no particular order). ::SPOILER WARNING::
Note: This list is by no means definitive, but just includes some of our favorites. So please add some of your own examples in the Facebook comments below, and join in on the discussion.
1. Uhura/ Nichelle Nichols/ Star Trek
Often regarded as the First Lady or Queen of Black Sci-Fi, Nichelle Nichols’ trailblazing stint in the role of Nyota Uhura on the original Star Trek series has made her an icon to all. When Nichols was tempted to leave the show after it’s first season to pursue a career on Broadway, Martin Luther King Jr intervened to get her to stay on due to the impact of her character.