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Spelman College's In Memoriam Tributes

Spelman Remembers Christine King Farris

(September 11, 1927 – June 29, 2023) 

Spelman College Celebrates Christine King Farris

Spelman College invites you to pay tribute to the remarkable life and enduring legacy of Christine King Farris, C’48, an esteemed alumna whose unwavering dedication to justice and equality shaped the course of history. With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to a true beacon of inspiration, who peacefully passed away on June 29, 2023.

Farris was not just a witness to the transformative events of the civil rights movement but an active participant, an advocate for change, and a guiding light for future generations. As the elder sister of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., her influence extended far beyond familial ties, becoming an integral part of the movement that sought to dismantle systemic racism and promote the inherent dignity of all humanity.

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