Christine King Farris

Christine King Farris

Born Sep 11, 1927

Christine King Farris is the eldest and only living sibling of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. She teaches at Spelman College and is the author of several books and a public speaker on various topics, including the King family, multicultural education, and teaching.… Read More

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  • Just Released By The White House — Click
    Fox News - Sep 22, 2013
  • Bus Carrying Members Of King Family In Minor Accident Usa Today
    Google News - Aug 29, 2013
  • Mlk Family Reportedly In Minor Bus Accident Leaving Rally
    Huffington Post - Aug 28, 2013
  • Faris Family Fights For Their Military Marriage
    NPR - May 10, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Christine King Farris.


1927 Birth Born on September 11, 1927.


1960 32 Years Old Christine Farris married Isaac Newton Farris on August 19, 1960. … Read More


1968 40 Years Old Farris has endured the murder of one brother in 1968, the drowning of another brother in 1969, and the murder of her mother in 1974. … Read More


1986 58 Years Old Martin Luther King, Jr.: His Life and Dreams/Grades 3-5 by Christine King Farris - 1986


2003 75 Years Old Martin Luther King, Jr., His Life and Dream: Elementary Level by Christine King Farris Teaching Children about Martin Luther King: Lessons for Life by Jr III Martin Luther King, Christine King Farris - 2003
2008 80 Years Old In a recent interview with CNN, she said she would not attend an April 2008 event marking the 40th anniversary of her brother's assassination, because of the painful memories of her last visit to Memphis. … Read More
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