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Christine King Farris

Born: Sep 11, 1927

Birthplace: Atlanta

Profession: Teacher

Nationality: United States

Christine King Farris

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1927
Birth Place : Atlanta

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. Professor Farris was, for many years, Vice Chair and Treasurer of the King Center and has been active for several years in the International Reading Association, and various church and civic organizations, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.


  • Teacher
  • Author
  • Public speaker

Also known as

  • Willie Christine King
  • Christine King Ferris
  • Christine Farris


  • Martin Luther King, Sr.
  • Alberta Williams King


  • Isaac Newton Farris


  • Isaac Newton Farris, Jr.
  • Angela Christine Farris Watkins

Awards Won

  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Children''s
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