The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, is lionized each year at ceremonies on the federal holiday in his honor. Here’s what you may not know about him.
1. He sang at the debut of 'Gone With The Wind' At age 9, Martin Luther King Jr. sang in his church choir at the Dec. 15, 1939, Atlanta premiere of the Civil War-era romance. One of the film's stars, Hattie McDaniel, refused to attend because Loew's Grand Theatre had separate sections for black and white filmgoers. Turner Entertainment
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.