On January 18th, kindergarten and first grade students from Hope-Hill Elementary School met Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sister, Christine King Farris, at The Old Ebenezer Church. Christine King Farris is the eldest sibling of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. A student audience from 5-6 local schools gathered as she read her book, “My Brother Martin.” She shared her experience of growing up with Martin Luther King, Jr. and a brief background story of his personal life. It was a great experience for the children to learn about a historic figure and hear his childhood stories directly from a family member.
“This experience was great for the children to see history rather than simply reading about the history,” says Media Specialist Paula Morris. “The face-to-face contact is an education opportunity for them to bring history to life.”
Christine King Farris from Paula Morris on Vimeo.