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Reggie Harris

Reggie Harris

Reggie Harris has been affiliated with the John F Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program for over two decades, offering both multimedia performances for students and communities as well as and in-depth workshops for educators at all grade levels. His writing, research, field work and

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How Martin Climbed the Mountain!


Program Description

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream, but he did not dream alone. Skillfully using stories and music, Reggie highlights how the contributions of Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Banneker (inventor), Satchel Paige (sports star), and others helped young Martin become a man who changed the world and added to the fabric of our nation.

Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance, Virtual/Online Program
Artistic Discipline: Multi-discipline, Multi-media, Music, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: American, Multicultural
Subject: History, Music, Social Studies / History
Population Served Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Available year-round

Length of :Program 50 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

Space / technical requirements:

10′ x 10′ performance space; Venue provides digital projector & screen. Access to 110 outlet near stage; access to stage 90′ in advance; 1 vocal mic with boom stand; 1 instrument direct line; 2 monitors.



Schools, libraries, theaters, performing arts center, community venues

Fees / Ticketing:

Two performances in one day (same site) – $750 per performance

Three performances in one day (same site) – $650 per performance


NC Standard Course of Study:

NC Standard Course of Study: * Examine the causes, course, and consequences of the Civil War and Reconstruction including the effects on American peoples * Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. * Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail. * Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points. Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence. * The student will retell stories that illustrate positive character traits and how the people in the stories show the qualities of honesty, patriotism, loyalty, courtesy, respect, truth, pride, self control, moderation, and accomplishment.

NC Essential Standards:

NC Essential Standards: * Understand how music has affected, and is reflected in, the culture, traditions, and history of North Carolina. * Understand the interacting elements to respond to music and music performances. * Illustrate audience and participant behavior appropriate for the purpose and setting that music is performed. * Understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections with music.

Supporting Materials

How Martin Climbed the Mountain! Study Guide



Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes



Emily Stumb, North Forest Pines Elementary School, Wake Forest, NC;; (919) 570-2220

Renee Van Horn, Stanly County Arts Council, Albemarle, NC;; 704-982-8118

Rebecca Williams, Ashe County Arts Council; West Jefferson, NC;; 336-846-2787

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

When the Artist has incurred significant travel expense to honor a contract and the contract or a portion of the contract is canceled due to weather, the artist will be paid in full and every attempt will be made to reschedule the services within the following 12 months at no additional charge to the Artist or the Presenter/School. If the Artist is at home or has not traveled to reach the venue location when the cancellation occurs, payment is not required and every attempt will be made by all parties to reschedule the work within the following 12 months. It is understood that make-up dates will be rescheduled when the artist is traveling through an area and the Artist is under no obligation to pay additional travel expenses to make-up services canceled due to weather.