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Christine King Farris

American activist

Christine King Farris (born Willie Christine King; September 11, 1927) is the oldest and only living child of Martin Luther King, Sr.. She is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s only sister.

Christine King Farris
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Farris in 2011
Born
Willie Christine King

(1927-09-11) September 11, 1927 (age 92)
ResidenceAtlanta, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Alma materSpelman College, Columbia University
Known forCivil rights, teaching, public service
Spouse(s)Newton Farris Sr. (1934–2017; m. 1960)
ChildrenAngela Christine Farris Watkins
Isaac Newton Farris Jr.
Scientific career
FieldsEducation
InstitutionsSpelman College, Columbia University

King Farris teaches at Spelman College and is 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 retiring in 2014.[1]

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