"You cannot leave this show! Do you not understand what you are doing?! You are the first non-stereotypical role in television! Of intelligence, and of a woman and a woman of color?! That you are playing a role that is not about your color! That this role could be played by anyone? This is not a black role. This is not a female role! A blue eyed blond or a pointed ear green person could take this role!" MLK to Nichelle Nichols
A family, possibly that of William Bonner, is posed around a table in a yard. Behind them is a man with a horse and behind him a large Victorian brick house with rounded windows, curved shutters and brackets on top and porch top. The house is now located on the east side of Hwy 151 about one mile north of the intersection with county highway A. in Trenton, Wisconsin. (Photo circa 1871.)
Cecilia Payne - the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.