Did “Star Trek” Show the First Interracial Kiss on TV? (Spoiler Alert: No)

John White and Joan Hooley on British soap opera “Emergency Ward 10” in 1964 (Image copyright BBC World Service 07/26/2015)

I was a hardcore Trekkie for most of my adolescence. I watched almost all the Star Trek episodes at least thirty times. I knew all the trivia. I knew all the “firsts” that Star Trek accomplished, including the fact that Star Trek was the first show in history to show an interracial kiss on the small screen.

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