No, it was not the first There are a couple of reasons for initial suspicion of this claim. Reviews of the episode when it first aired did not comment on the fact that it was the first interracial kiss, nor seem all that bothered by it. References to it being the first didn't show up until many years later. So what was the first? First ever on TV Hispanic? However, Desi Arnaz was often seen as white with Hispanic ancestry, so this may not count.
'Star Trek's' interracial kiss 50 years ago boldly went where none had gone before
First interracial kiss on television - Wikipedia
Arnaz was usually considered to be a white male of Cuban ancestry. Main article: Kirk and Uhura's kiss A episode of Star Trek , " Plato's Stepchildren ",   which first aired on November 22, , is often referred to as the first interracial kiss on American television. This claim is disputed by some who contend that in the scene in question, full lip contact between William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols did not occur, as the actors turned their heads away from the camera at the last moment to present the illusion of a kiss, meaning that this scene was not a true kiss. The Enterprise receives an urgent message from Dr. Roger Korby Michael Brown. While Mr.
Uncovered footage reveals TV's 'first' interracial kiss, long before Star Trek
But now the British Film Institute has discovered an even earlier instance of the televised interracial kiss. And it is not just a peck: the play features full-on snogging as well as a post-coital scene. It was also broadcast two years before a kiss between doctors on the British prime time soap Emergency Ward Fifty years on, diverse on-screen representation is still an urgent issue and we must continue as an industry to effect much-needed change.
Kirk and Lt. Uhura locked lips on "Star Trek" in what is often credited as TV's first interracial kiss, another couple were pushing boundaries Newly uncovered footage from the British Film Institute BFI shows a black man and a white woman kissing in a televised play of "You in Your Small Corner," in In s Britain such displays of affection were unheard of on the small screen, and the institute believes this is not just the earliest interracial kiss on British TV -- but possibly the world. The play aired years before the famous "Star Trek" scene starring William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols -- believed to be the first interracial kiss on U. The footage was found in the BFI's National Archive during research for an upcoming event on race and romance in television.