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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Photo Of The Day

Aaaand President Obama just secured the nerd vote.

The photo of the President, with 'Star Trek's' Nichelle Nichols, was taken in the Oval Office on February 29th.  Nichols is famously credited with having the first interracial kiss on television.  Her and William Shatner locked lips in a 'Star Trek' episode which aired on November 22, 1968.  

The 79-year-old actress credits Martin Luther King Jr. for her success in the legendary sci-fi series.  She once told him that she was contemplating leaving the show, in order to pursue a Broadway career.  King convinced her that for the first time, white viewers would see African-Americans as equals.  He asked her to continue with the series, so that women and children would have someone to look up to.

I would say she succeeded.