Fraiku: Uhura

She opened hailing frequencies
to a prismatic future— taking us
where we’d never gone before

Nichelle Nichols, 1932-2022

So it goes…

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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15 Responses to Fraiku: Uhura

  1. I can see that! She’s stunning. No wonder so many guys liked Star Trek. And I hated it!


    Thanks for opening my eyes.


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  2. JeanMarie says:

    Nichelle Nichols left an incredible legacy. She carried a heavy burden of representation for POC and women and she did it with grace and class, working well into retirement years as an ambassador for careers in STEM. Thank you madame. You will be remembered.

    Bart you did a lovely job with the tribute. Thank you.

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  3. Beautiful and thank you for sharing and honoring her in your poem!! ❤️

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  4. berniebell1955 says:

    You’re in there somewhere Bart…among the words…..

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  5. berniebell1955 says:

    And here too… the ‘comments’…..

    Duncan is an extra-ordinary person – he’ll appreciate your poem.

    I’m encouraging him to put his ‘eye witness’ stories into a book – he was there!

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  6. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Wonderful words to celebrate her.

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  7. Jaya Avendel says:

    What a splendid tribute to this lovely woman! I love the Star Trek series, and love what she did beyond the show as well. <3

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