Christine King Farris, sister of Martin Luther King Jr, dies aged 95

Christine King Farris, the sister of slain US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr and a prominent activist herself, died on Thursday at the age of 95, the King Center said.

Farris died peacefully in Atlanta, Georgia, with her family by her side, according to the King Center, of which she was a founding board member.

Farris participated in historic events of the civil rights movement, including the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and the "March Against Fear" in Mississippi in 1966.