Nichelle "Lt. Uhura" Nichols was famous for her Star Trek role, but in last 10 or so years she starts telling this story about how MLKjr convinced her to stay on Star Trek.
Is it true though?
The Kirkus Review dated 2001 of her 1994 autobiography made no mention of the incident. I am going to see if there's a copy in the library.
The Pittsburgh Gazette ran an article that said the story was a "What If..." scenario in a Discovery mini-series, where MLKjr did not get assassinated, but instead, was elected president. Nichols appeared in the program "better suited for Saturday Night Live", according to the writer.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Google News Archive Search
yet in 2010, she said she wanted "the real story" to be told, that MLKjr was a great fan, and persuaded her to stay.
The true story of MKL and Lt. Uhura
Real, or fake?
Or does it matter?