"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"

Joy Allen Stone

Siblilngs at 2018 AAHM Gala

Siblilngs at 2018 AAHM Gala

The siblings at the the 7th Annual Gala "Honoring our Heritage" in support of honoree, Elise Ford Allen, October 25th, Springfield, Illinois. Attendees left to right: Front, Joy Allen Stone, Tim Allen, his wife Patty, Barbara Randle, Angela Henry, Linda Allen B. Hollis, Carol Allen Adams, Candy Lynn Ford Webb. Black row, left to right, Anthony Randle, husband of Barbara Randle, Homer Henry, husband of Angela Henry and Mark Hollis, husband of Linda Hollis. Photo credit, James Bass.

Camp Butler 2018

Camp Butler 2018

Siblings visiting graves of James O. Allen (husband of Elise Ford Allen), Major George Ford, (grandson of West Ford, and grandfather of Elise Ford Allen). Left to right: Joy Allen Stone, Carol Allen Adams, Linda Allen B. Hollis, Angela Allen Henry. Photo credit, Mark Hollis.