Joseph Douglass was the favorite grandson of prominent American abolitionist, author and orator, Frederick Douglass. Joseph Douglass had a career in classical music that spanned more than three decades. He was the first black violinist to be engaged on an international tour. He also became the first violinist of any race to record music for the Victor Talking Machine Co. In his day, the Black press called him "the most talented violinist of the race."
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