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#2044 Scott Joplin, Black Heritage Series

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Issued: Jun 9, 1983. 20¢ Scott Joplin, Never Hinged.

Pulitzer Prize winner, Scott Joplin, was blessed with the ability to combine African American rhythms with the music of gospel hymns, spirituals, dance, syncopation, blues, and choruses — a sound now referred to as “ragtime.” During his career he wrote forty-four original ragtime compositions, two operas, and even a ragtime ballet.

Several of Joplin’s compositions were featured in the Academy Award-winning movie The Sting. In 1976 Joplin was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to music

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