MLK Memorial Dedication Rescheduled for October

Now that Hurricane Irene has gone, the festivities can resume.

The MLK Memorial has been rescheduled for Oct. 16. (Getty)

News One is reporting that organizers have set a new date in October for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington.

Executive Architect Ed Jackson Jr. told the Associated Press on Sunday that the memorial will now be dedicated Oct. 16. A formal announcement is expected soon.

The dedication had been planned for Aug. 28, the 48th anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream" speech. But it was delayed by Hurricane Irene, which swept through Washington with high winds and rain.

The dedication will now take place on the 16th anniversary of the Million Man March. We'll be there with bells on. Will you?

Read more at News One.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.