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Dr. Christine King Farris, ‘A Virtuous Lady!’

By Reverend Jacqueline Williams

There are seven characteristics of a virtuous lady. Dignity, Patience, Diligence, Generosity, Courage, Wisdom, and Devotion. A “virtuous lady” has high moral standards. These characteristics exemplifies Dr. Christine King Farris unselfish acts, public services, and dedication to the world!

Dr. Christine King Farris passed on June 29,2023 at the age of 95. Dr. Christine King Farris was the oldest sister of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s theological and social beliefs probably bellowed throughout Dr. Christine King Farris mind.

Therefore, maybe, Dr. Christine King Farris “Godly Altruism“ was first impacted by her brother, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s platform. “Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not-too-distant tomorrow, the radiant stars of love and brotherhood, will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.“ (Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

This virtuous lady, Dr. Christine King Farris, was a Civil Rights activist, and professor of education, at her beloved Spelman College. She was the recipient of the Fannie Lou Hamer Award. Furthermore, she was the author of the book, “My Brother Martin,” also, the autobiography, “Through It All: Reflections of My Life, My Family, and My Faith.”

Dr. Farris’s legacy is and will be a “Source of Inspiration, Service, and Dedication.”

Reverend Jacqueline Williams

Big Bethel AME Church, Atlanta, Georgia; Former Director of Christian Education, Mount Carmel AME Church; Atlanta Former Mission In Society President; International Theological Center (ITC); Turner Theological Seminary.

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