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Nichelle Nichols on Filming The First Interracial Kiss On Television

Most Star Trek fans know that the original series episode “Plato’s Stepchildren” featured television’s first interracial kiss, between Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols).

Here is Nichelle Nichols telling the story of how it happened in her own words.

Here’s the original scene:

And here is Nichelle Nichols recollection of it from a 2010 (I think) interview.

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