Star Trek Actress Nichelle Nichols, will receive an Essence Champions Award at the Essence 7th Annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon on February 27 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
She will be honoured, along with other legendary performers that include Diahann Carroll, Nichelle Nichols, Jim Brown, Denise Nicholas and Clarence Williams III, who are all considered Champions of the Civil Rights Movement on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
“I am so happy and thrilled to accept this award, along with my friends and colleagues. When I was contacted by Essence, I thought I was going to be asked to be a presenter, not an award winner. I am extremely honored.” said Nichelle Nichols.