This video tells some of the highlights from the life of Scott Joplin. Colorful storyboards are used to tell the story, and the narration is included. The images are taken from the book, “The Strenuous Life of Scott Joplin” that I wrote a couple years ago.
[Related: “The Strenuous Life of Scott Joplin” on Amazon]
All of the History Heights videos about Scott Joplin are together in one playlist. Check it out!
African American women were also often not recognized universally for their talent. On January 7, 1955, contralto Marian Anderson at long last made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Ulrica in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, becoming the first African American artist to sing a leading role at the Met. Arturo Toscanini referred to her as “The Voice Of The Century,” but Miss Anderson had to wait until she was nearly 58 years old for that recognition in her own country.
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