Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) released the following statement after the passing of Dr. Christine King Farris.
“I’m deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Christine King Farris, the longest-serving member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. As the sister of Georgia’s greatest son, Martin Luther King Jr., she fused the lessons of civil rights and education as a Spelman College professor, and passed that training borne of experience to students who now serve all over the world. I’m praying for her family.
“Christine King Farris is an iteration of the American dream. She was born Willie Christine King, the oldest daughter of Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King, in the 1920’s segregated South. She went on to witness the long arc of American history bend from many changes, much of it pushed forward by her own brother.
“As her pastor, I can say that up until the very end, she embodied hope, dignity, and a deep faith. Long live the memory of Christine King Farris.”