This is the first time in over 40 years the sitting President and First Lady did NOT attend the prestigous Kennedy Centers Honors. Donald Trump said he wanted to the honorees to be celebrated without distraction. LL Cool J (Todd Smith), Lionel Richie, Norman Lear, Gloria Estafan and Carmen de Lavallade.
Carmen de Lauallade is featured in the above video. She broke racial barriers during the 40’s in the profession of Modern Dance and Ballet. At the age of 86, Ms. de Lavallade remembers the Jim Crow segregation laws, when and where she was not allowed to perfom beacuse she was black.~mb more