Christine King Farris
American activist
Christine King Farris
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.
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Fox News - over 3 years
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 21, 2013 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS FOUNDATION PHOENIX AWARDS DINNER Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C. 9:09 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, CBC! (Applause.) Thank you so much, everybody. Please, have a seat, have a seat. Michelle and I are happy to be here with such a good-looking crowd. Everybody’s cleaning up nice. (Laughter.) Thank you to Chaka Fattah for not just the great introduction, but more importantly, your leadership, especially on the issues of brain research that have the potential to change so many lives. I want to thank Shuanise Washington and everybody at the CBC Foundation for doing so much to help all our young people achieve their God-given potential. (Applause.) I see so many friends here tonight. And obviously, these last seve ...
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Bus carrying members of King family in minor accident - USA TODAY
Google News - over 3 years
U.S. News & World Report Bus carrying members of King family in minor accident USA TODAY A bus carrying members of Martin Luther King's family was in a minor accident. farris. WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28: Christine King Farris, sister of late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivers remarks during the 'Let Freedom Ring' commemoration event, at the ... March Remembers King's DreamWall Street Journal Rallies in Washington and KC call on Americans 'to redeem the dream' of KingKansas City Star The call to freedom marches onThe Seattle Times Zee News -NDTV -CBC.ca all 2,734 news articles »
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MLK Family Reportedly In Minor Bus Accident Leaving Rally
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Following a rally in Washington D.C. Wednesday commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream..." speech, some of King's family members and reality show personality Omarosa Manigault were in a minor bus accident, TMZ reports. Earlier in the day, tens of thousands of people in the National Mall watched as President Barack Obama reflected on the March on Washington anniversary and stated, "The arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice but it doesn't bend on its own." Some of King's family members rang a bell earlier in the afternoon to "let freedom ring," as King had once declared. According to TMZ sources: Several of MLK Jr.'s siblings and grandchildren were on a charter bus leaving the rally when a van ran a red light ... forcing the bus driver to slam on the brakes to dodge the vehicle. King's sister Christine King Farris was reportedly on the bus. Earlier in the day, she praised her brother's continued influence, sayi ...
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Faris Family Fights For Their Military Marriage
NPR - almost 5 years
As he rose through the ranks, Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Faris saw his marriage to his wife, Lisa, slowly unravel. In 2009, the two made a decision to do whatever it took to make their marriage work. Now tour the country, sharing the lessons they've learned with special operations troops. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Will Your Marriage Be a Casualty of War?
military.com - almost 5 years
Combat can hurt your marriage in a way deployment never will.  Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Faris, 50, senior enlisted member of the Army’s Delta Force, has taken a welcome step toward more openness about marriage.  According to the story in USA TODAY Faris and his wife Lisa are meeting with groups of special operations troops at ... Continue Reading
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O'Neal Obit - Helena Daily World
Google News - over 5 years
Her loving mother, Ruby Dimely Rogers, her father, Walter O'Neal, a brother, James, a sister, Lena and grandmother, Christine Farris, preceded Gloria in death. God called Gloria home on Aug. 18, 2011 at the UAMS Hospital in Little Rock
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Dr. King Memories
NYTimes - about 20 years
WHEN new wallpaper was needed last year for the boyhood home of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta, the house's historian, Dean Rowley, worked with Dr. King's sister, Christine Farris. They tried to find a pattern that fit in with her memories. This month, Scalamandre put two of the patterns into production. The one in Ms. Farris's old
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Christine King Farris
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 80
    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.
    More Details Hide Details My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin by Christine King Farris Martin Luther King, Jr.: His Life and Dream by Christine King Farris
  • 2003
    Age 75
    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
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1986
    Age 58
    Martin Luther King, Jr.: His Life and Dreams/Grades 3-5 by Christine King Farris - 1986
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  • FORTIES
  • 1968
    Age 40
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Farris has not returned to Memphis, Tennessee since she traveled there after the assassination of her brother to retrieve his body. In recent years, she has attended the funerals of her niece, Yolanda King, and sister in law, Coretta Scott King.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1960
    Age 32
    Christine Farris married Isaac Newton Farris on August 19, 1960.
    More Details Hide Details They had two children: Angela Christine Farris Watkins and Isaac Newton Farris, Jr., who currently serves as CEO of the King Center.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1927
    Born
    Born on September 11, 1927.
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