Women During Black Movements

Treemonisha is a opera written by a the famous ragtime performer Scott Joplin. This opera focus around the main character of the same name, who is kidnaped and trying to make her way home. The opera is considered one of the first all-black operas to gain so much popularity. This was very important to Scott […]

Uplift, Gender, and Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha: Nora Douglas Holt

Uplift, Gender, and Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha: Nora Douglas Holt Nora Douglas Holt was a musical pioneer. Being a music composer, music critic, singer, Nora Douglas Holt had many skills. Throughout history, African American women have been disregarded and neglected. However, women like Nora Douglas Holt made a way for African American women as a scholar […]

Lifting as We Climb: The Influence of Black Women Activists on Joplin’s Treemonisha.

Lumsden delves into the social climate during the publication of Treemonisha—particularly pointing out the erasure of Black women of the time. Lumsden points out women from multiple fields including musician Harriet Gibbs Marshall and author Ida B. Wells, and the focus of this article, public speaker Mary Church Terrell. Though the women occupy different aspects […]

Harriet Gibbs Marshall’s Powerful Impact through Music on Racial Uplift: Treemonisha

By: MacKenzie Fox Black Women in Racial Uplift Harriet Marshall was a pioneer of musical success for those in the African-American community. Black women were often overlooked by African-American men when it came to their contributions to help the African-American community improve. Many of them constantly vocalized that specifically African-Americans could not be uplifted without […]

Constructing Uplift and Womanhood: Treemonisha’s Plot and Libretto

Constructing Uplift and Womanhood: Treemonisha’s Plot and Libretto By: Demi Browder, LaShaunda McWright, Kennedy Taylor, Kyleigh Brown, and De’Ja Smith How We Feel About Treemonisha Personally, Treemonisha is a play based on feminism and strength. Treemonisha goes through hardships throughout the entirety of the play ie. kidnapping and doubt; but she manages to still lead […]