Kim R. Harris is a Ph.D. candidate in liturgy at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. She is Liturgical Consultant for the Archdiocese of New York Office of Black Ministry, coordinating and cantoring for their special Masses at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. With her husband Reggie, Kim records and travels the nation, performing concerts, lecturing on the music of the Underground Railroad and Civil Rights Movement and providing music and ministry in a variety of liturgical settings. Kim and Reggie specialize in spirituals and freedom songs and present arts integration workshops, offered to educators, through the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. While pursuing her Ph.D., Kim composed Welcome Table: A Mass of Spirituals, along with composer and GIA contributor, M. Roger Holland II. As the thesis for her Master of Divinity degree at Union Seminary, Kim wrote the libretto and collaborated with Wm Glenn Osborne to compose the one-act family opera, Friends of Freedom: An Underground Railroad Story.