Christine King Farris (1927–Present)
This chapter highlights the accomplishments and historical significance of educator and civil rights activist Christine King Farris. Dr. Farris is an influential teacher educator and served 56 years as the longest faculty member upon her retirement from Spelman College. The chapter also offers a critical analysis of the role Christine King Farris had in contributing to the growth and development of education in the African American community, especially as it relates to education policies and practices in twentieth-century America.
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