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Christine King Farris, King's Sister, reads to Hope-Hill students in honor of MLK

What better way to hear about Dr. Martin Luther King than from his sister who grew up with him.

Courtesy of Atlanta Public Schools
Courtesy of Atlanta Public Schools
The following was posted on TalkUp APS, the school blog for the Atlanta Public Schools system.

In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, his sister, Christine King Farris, read to children attending After School Classé, an after school program at Hope-Hill Elementary School. Hope-Hill is located down the street from the King family’s home, where Dr. King was born.

Farris is an education professor at Spelman College and the author of several books including “March On!: The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World,” and “My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” which she read to Hope-Hill students.

As the nation prepares to celebrate the legacy of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 20th, this event is especially significant to the after school program, and supports the belief that encouraging leadership skills and cultural awareness promotes success for all children.

“We’re honored to have Mrs. Farris here to connect the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to our students, and it is a wonderful learning experience for them,” said Hope-Hill Elementary School Principal Maureen Wheeler.

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