By Frederick Sparks
Actress Nichelle Nichols, best known for her role as Star Trek’s Lieutenant Uhura, recently shared a picture of her White House visit in February. She also tweeted this interesting tidbit: “Months ago Pres Obama was quoted as saying that he’d had a crush on me when he was younger. I asked about that & he proudly confirmed it!”
Nichols spoke previously about meeting Martin Luther King, Jr. during the show’s initial run from 1966-1969. The civil rights leader told her he was a fan and the two discussed the importance of the image she presented on the show. Nichols credits this conversation for changing her mind about leaving the show after the first season.
Nichelle, my crush is still intact.