Alfred Daniel “A.D.” Williams King, a younger brother, and Christine King Farris, an elder sister, were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s siblings. As of 2019, Christine, who was born on September 11, 1927, is still living. A.D. passed away on July 21, 1969, having been born on July 30, 1930.

Details Regarding Christine King Farris

Christine King Farris, the sister of King, was raised alongside her two younger brothers, their parents, and their grandparents. She was born in Atlanta. She enrolled in Spelman College at the age of 16, where she joined a number of activities, including the glee club, and was named the school’s “Most Distinguished Student.” After receiving her economics degree, she continued her studies at Columbia University, where she obtained two master’s degrees in education.

Before returning to Spelman and taking a position as an associate professor, she spent eight years as an elementary school teacher. She wrote three books about her life and the lives of her well-known brother during that time. 2014 saw her retirement. Isaac Newton Farris Jr. and Angela Christine Farris Watkins were the children of Farris and Isaac Newton Farris Sr. until their deaths.

Details Regarding AD Williams King

A.D. Williams King, King’s brother, frequently attended his brother’s speeches and marches, but he was a little more disobedient than his elder brothers. He married Naomi Barber at the age of 20, and the two went on to have five children. After completing his studies at Morehouse College, he accepted a position as pastor at Mount Vernon First Baptist Church in Newnan, Georgia, a city located about 40 miles south of Atlanta. He joined his father as co-pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church following the passing of his sibling. He perished from accidental drowning in his personal swimming pool in 1969.

Parents of Dr. King

Dr. King was raised by his parents, grandparents, and siblings, notably his father, Martin Luther King Sr. The older King was raised in Atlanta and later became the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and a significant figure in the city’s civil rights movement. He was originally from Stockbridge, Georgia. 1984 saw his passing. Alberta Williams King, the mother of King, was also raised in Atlanta. Before getting hitched to Martin Luther King Sr. and establishing a family, she worked as a teacher. Alberta Williams King was shot and died in 1974 when she was playing the organ at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

King, Coretta Scott

In 1953, Dr. King wed Coretta Scott. She was raised in Alabama and has degrees in violin, voice, education, and music. Over the ensuing years, she supported her husband’s efforts while also raising their four children. Coretta Scott King committed her life to following her late husband’s principles after his passing. 2006 saw her passing.

Children of Dr. King

Martin Luther King III, Bernice Albertine King, Yolanda Denise King, and Dexter Scott King were the couple’s four children. The other three are still living as of December 2019, but Yolanda King died in 2007.

Grandchildren of Dr. King

Yolanda Renee King is the only grandchild of Dr. King. Yolanda, the daughter of Martin Luther King III, was 10 years old as of 2019. She bears the name of her deceased aunt.

The nieces and nephews of Dr. King

Seven nieces and nephews belong to Dr. King. Isaac Newton Farris Jr. and Angela Christine Farris Watkins were his sister’s two children. Alfred King II, Darlene King, Derek King, Vernon King, and Alveda King were the five children his brother had.

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