Treemonisha is an opera in three acts by Scott Joplin. The main female character is named Treemonisha, being the daughter of Monisha who was found under a tree. The opera was… awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976. (MORE)
The time is 1884 on a plantation in Arkansas. Treemonisha is a young educated freed slave who refuses to accept the superstitions of the community. When the local magicians, …try to sell Treemonisha's mother a "bag of luck" she denounces them..
The magicians kidnap Treemonisha and attempt to throw her into a wasps nest. Remus rescues her at the last moment and they return to the community. Accepted by her peers, she leads a campaign to educate the people around her. (MORE)