Ragtime: As American as Collard Greens

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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 […]

Scott Joplin and Uplift: How Treemonisha Uplifted the Black Community

Scott Joplin and Uplift: How Treemonisha Uplifted the Black Community By: Gabrielle Weeden, Marissa Thompson, Lindsay Williams, Jazael E Who is Scott Joplin? Scott Joplin was born in the late 1860’s somewhere near the border of Texas (records are not quite sure). His father was a former slave and worked as a laborer on a […]