The funeral for Tyre Nichols will be held in Memphis on Wednesday.
The scene undoubtedly will be emotional as friends and family of Nichols prepare to lay him to rest following the more than hour-long beating at the hands of the Memphis Police Department on January 7.
Nichols succumbed to his injuries three days later on January 10.
Reverend Al Sharpton has been tapped to deliver the eulogy at the ceremony. And the White House confirmed that Vice President Kamala Harris will attend.
"Tyre's parents invited Vice President Harris to the funeral tomorrow, and were pleased that she accepted their invitation. Mr. and Mrs. Wells are grateful for Vice President Harris reaching out to them during this heartbreaking time and for her sensitivity on the call," Ben Crump, Nichols family attorney, said in a statement.
President Joe Biden also spoke with the Nichols family following the release of police body-cam and street surveillance footage.
Since the release of the video, the Memphis Police Department has fired the five officers caught brutalizing Nichols on video while a sixth and seventh officer were placed on leave. At least one of those relieved officers has been identified as Preston Hemphill. Hemphill, who is white, could be heard twice on police body-camera footage saying "I hope they stomp his ass."
At least three members of the Memphis Fire and Emergency team were fired after they "failed to conduct an adequate assessment of Mr. Nichols," Gina Sweat, Memphis fire chief, said.
The Associated Press said that Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network, met with Nichols’ family and local activists Tuesday evening at Mason Temple Church of God in Christ, where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his final speech the night before he was assassinated 55 years ago.
Sharpton said Nichols' funeral service will not be "about politics, it’s about justice. People are coming from all over the world, and we are coming because we’re all Tyre, now.”
Ben Crump, a national civil rights attorney the Nichols family's attorney, will deliver a call to action, The AP reported, adding that Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor; and Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, are also expected to attend.