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Christine King Farris

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Christine King Farris
Farris in 2011
Born
Willie Christine King

(1927-09-11)September 11, 1927
DiedJune 29, 2023(2023-06-29) (aged 95)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Alma materSpelman College, Columbia University
Known forCivil rights, teaching, public service
Spouse
Newton Farris Sr.
(m. 1960; died 2017)
ChildrenAngela Christine Farris Watkins
Isaac Newton Farris Jr.
Scientific career
FieldsEducation
InstitutionsSpelman College, Columbia University

Christine King Farris (born Willie Christine King; September 11, 1927 – June 29, 2023) was the oldest child of Martin Luther King, Sr. and the sister of Martin Luther King, Jr..

She taught at Spelman College and was the author of several books and a public speaker on many topics. For many years, she was the Vice Chair and Treasurer of the King Center and has been active for several years in the International Reading Association, and many church and civic organizations, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

King Farris held a tenure professorship at Spelman College for 48 years before her retirement in 2014.[1] She died on June 29, 2023.[2]

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  1. Christine Farris Bio at Spelman College
  2. Dukes, Deidra (2023-06-29). "Christine King Farris, Martin Luther King Jr.'s sister and civil rights activist, dies at 95". FOX 5 Atlanta. Retrieved 2023-06-29.

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