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Science Fiction, Politics &MLK

Appearing as a beautiful butterfly spliced with a majestic lioness, Nichelle Nichols dramatically recounts MLK’s demand (repeated three times) that she not quit Star Trek during its inaugural season. Apparently the Kings allowed their kids to watch no prime-time TV outside of Star Trek, because of its relatively positive depiction of a Black character (from […]

MLK 2010

(Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King and Indian admirers. New Delhi, India, 1959.)

The celebration of Dr. King’s birthday as a federal holiday in these states united, albeit complex and rather ironic, is an honor, to be sure. Besides MLK, only George Washington and Jesus Christ have birthday-commemorating national holidays. But there seems to […]