Join The Root this Sunday, Oct. 16, at 8 a.m. as we live-tweet the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial dedication ceremony from West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.

The ceremony will begin with Morning Joy, an hourlong program hosted by Roland S. Martin. President Barack Obama will deliver an address at the dedication program, emceed by PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill at 9 a.m. Several distinguished speakers, donors and musicians — including Martin Luther King Jr. III, Nikki Giovanni, Tommy Hilfiger and Aretha Franklin — are scheduled to pay tribute to King.


The Root will be there for all of it! Join Deputy Editor Sheryl Huggins Salomon on Twitter @TheRoot247 (hashtag: #MLKmemorial) live starting at 8 a.m.

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