"I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids--and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me."

 - Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man"

Slave Cemetery at Mount Vernon

Slave Cemetery at Mount Vernon

Linda at the Mount Vernon slave cemetery.  The Stone reads: "In memory of the many faithful colored servants of the Washington family at Mount Vernon from 1760-1860.  Their unidentified graves surround this spot." The stone was placed in 1929. The controversy is of the wording, "faithful colored servants"  These poor souls were not servants, they were slaves. From LABH collection.