July 27, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr.’s sister had it right when she ensured countless teachers of color got the training they need to give students the support they deserve

Read the entire op-ed by E4E-New York executive director Paula White on The Hechinger Report.

There’s not a single person in this country who doesn’t know the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and, more importantly, everyone knows how he contributed to civil rights in this country.

Far fewer people know this name: Christine King Farris. Farris is the older sister of Dr. King, a former professor of education, and someone who made her share of civil rights contributions as well.

As my professor at Spelman College, Farris taught a class on the fundamentals of teaching reading, and she made sure that each of her students showed mastery of the constructs of the English language.

To read the complete op-ed, visit The Hechinger Report.