Scot Joplin

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Scot Joplin The historical contributions of african american are an an big part os our culture of our nation .From business to science education and entertainment.American benifited from the african americans.The people who did all of this should be reconized equal to the white man in schools and work places not only set aside for one of the shortest days of the year.[Febuary] Born in Texarkana ,Texas in 1868 scot responsible for introducing "ragtime dance" to the world. Ragtime is variation on classical music. Joplins music did not recieve sucess antil 1970 over 50 years after he died it was used in the movie "STING".Scot was not reconized the time he was living because he was not allowed to perform his music seriously on a real stage performance. He wrote many song ragtime dance and guest of honor. In 1907 he wrote an opera called tremonisha about an non violent girl who recently freed slaves.

After many years of trying to produce this play he died in a state hospital in 1917. He was buried in paupers grave in New York City. He was also awared a special posthumous pulitzer on 1976 after his death. TO end this by saying he was the king of "RAGTIME"