Scott Joplin

Famous Missourian By: Valencia

Family Info

Scott Joplin was a Musican and a Composer. He was the fifth child out of six kids. His mom's name was Florence Joplin. His dad's name was Giles Joplin. Scott Joplin grew up on a farm in Texas. He went to school at Lincoln High School. Also sometime in the 1800's he moved to Sedalia.

Why was Scott Joplin remembered

He wrote music like jazz and rag time they would say. He wrote 44 original piano pieces. Joplin was like other African American musicans of that time period. He was praised but not fully included in white society.