Dr. Christine King Farris, Oldest Sister of MLK, Dies

Friday, June 30th, 2023

Dr. Christine King Farris, the older sister of Martin Luther King, Jr. and an acclaimed educator who taught at Spelman for more than fifty years, died on Thursday at 95, according to a post from the King Center on Twitter. 

King Farris was one of the foundational influences in establishing both the King Center after her brother's assassination and what would become the Learning Resources Center at Spelman's Department of Education.

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