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More than “Just Uhura”: Understanding Star Trek's Lt. Uhura, Civil Rights, and Space History - featuring Dr. Margaret Weitekamp

  • McCarthy Center Forum at Framingham State University (map)

Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
McCarthy Center at Framingham State University

Dr. Margaret Weitekamp of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum invites us to explore the impact of Lt. Uhura on American culture and society.

Introduced in Gene Roddenberry's original television program in 1966, Lt. Uhura is arguably the most historically significant character of the Star Trek franchise. As a woman of color depicted in popular culture, in a period of tremendous change for African Americans and women in the United States, she both evoked and played against the contemporary historical context.

This event, which is part of the Moon Landing in Context series, was rescheduled from January 31, 2019. Admission is free but registration is required. You may register here.