Christine King Farris

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Birthday
11, 1927
Birthplace
Georgia
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Georgia

About

College professor, author, and older sister of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. She taught at Spelman College and co-chaired the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

Before Fame

She was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She later graduated from both Spelman College and Columbia University.

Trivia

She actively participated in such organizations as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the International Reading Association, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Family Life

Her 1960 marriage to Isaac Newton Farris, Sr. produced two children. She suffered many family tragedies: not only was her brother, Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated, but her mother was also murdered, and her other brother drowned.

Associated With

She attended the 2006 funeral of her sister-in-law, Coretta Scott King.