http://blavity.com/walking-dead-act...-first-black-woman-lead-in-a-star-trek-series Sonequa Martin-Green of 'The Walking Dead' will be first black woman lead in a 'Star Trek' series The newest Star Trek series, coming to CBS finally has a... blavity.com Sonequa Martin-Green will play the rank of lieutenant commander on the legendary sci-fi space exploration show, but her character's name still isn't public info. Nevertheless, this is history in the making. Martin-Green is the first black woman ever to lead a Star Trek show. There have been black women ship captains, and strong supporting characters, before her, but none of them have ever been the center of the story. Even though she's not a ship captain to start, I think we can expect her career trajectory to head that way as the series develops.