Nyota Uhura: Star Trek, The Original Series
Any list talking about minorities in science fiction that doesn’t include Nichelle Nichols as Uhura on the original Star Trek really isn’t much of a list at all! She was one of the first black actors to have a full time role on any TV show not playing a servant. She opened the door for so many young African-American actors and actresses to become a part of film and television. To add another first, she and Captain Kirk had the first interracial kiss ever on television!