Frederick Douglass enjoyed playing “Swanee River” on his violin for friends & family

From the hills of Frederick Douglass’ home in Anacostia the strings of a violin could often be heard wafting through the country air. Self-taught as a young man, Frederick Douglass delighted in playing songs for his many guests. In later years his grandson’s study and performance of the violin would take him across the world.

One of the many songs Frederick enjoyed playing was “Swanee River.”

Note: This is the best we could find on YouTube.

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