Dr. Christine King Farris: Sister of Martin Luther King Jr Celebrates 94th Birthday; Internet Celebrates Her

Dr. Christine King Farris: Sister of Martin Luther King Jr Celebrates 94th Birthday; Internet Celebrates Her

  • Martin Luther King Jr's oldest sister, Dr. Christine King Farris, has turned 94 years old
  • A video from her birthday celebration was shared on social media by Bernice King, a daughter of the civil rights leader
  • Briefly News has put together some of the beautiful wishes shared by social media users under the post

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Dr. Christine King Farris, who is the oldest sister of the historic civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., has marked her 94th birthday.

A video from the heartwarming birthday celebration was shared by Bernice King, the youngest child of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott on her personal Twitter handle @BerniceKing.

Bernice King accompanied the video with a caption that read:

What a great way to celebrate the 94th birthday of my aunt, Dr. Christine King Farris, who is known as Queen Mother to many. We feel so blessed to still have her with us. And she is my soror. I love you, Aunt Chris.

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Oldest sister of Martin Luther King Jr celebrates 94th birthday; internet celebrates her
Oldest sister of Martin Luther King Jr celebrates 94th birthday; internet celebrates her Credit: @BerniceKing
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Born on September 11, 1927, in Atlanta, Georgia, Christine was the first child of Martin Luther King, Sr., and Alberta Williams King.

Her brother Martin was born in 1929, and her younger brother, Alfred Daniel King, in 1930, according to Kinginstitute.stanford.edu.

Several heartwarming reactions and wishes trailed the beautiful post by Bernice.

Touching social media reactions

Below were some of the comments selected by Briefly News.

@Henrykiddoo said:

Happy Birthday Mrs.Farris and Thank for standing up God bless

@Domesquieu excitedly commented:

Oh my gosh your birthday singing is SO much more melodious than anything my family does! A very happy birthday to Dr Christine King Farris, and many more years of happiness to come xo

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Duduzile Zuma is standing beside her father Jacob Zuma come hell or high water. The young lady recently headed to Twitter to show her support for her dad in a tweet in which she shared Martin Luther King Jr excerpt quote from his "When Peace Becomes Obnoxious” speech.

In the caption of her post, she also stated that they (assumedly her father and his family) were not afraid of cowards, also adding that they are not afraid of boers and ending off the caption by saying that they are waiting and their gate is open.

Some people told her to stop quoting the legend.

“Stop quoting Dr Martin Luther King in your family shenanigans...it's embarrassing!" one person commented.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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