Dr. Christine King Farris to Lie in State in Georgia’s Capitol Rotunda


For Immediate Release
July 6, 2023

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Momina Bryant Aimedra Kelley
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Atlanta, Ga. – Today, Dr. Christine King Farris’ family announced that their matriarch will lie in state at Georgia’s State Capitol Rotunda on Friday, July 14, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  A memorial service in her honor is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.  Dr. Farris is the fifth Black American to receive such honors.  Mrs. Coretta Scott King was the first, followed by Congressman John Lewis, and Atlanta Councilman C.T. Vivian.

Dr. Farris passed last Thursday with family members by her side.  She was 95.  Please visit www.thekingcenter.org for a complete list of activities honoring Dr. Farris.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Christine King Farris Legacy Foundation, Inc. at https://giv.li/o5fi8e


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