"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"

Angela Allen Henry

Angela Allen Henry

Angela Allen Henry at the Buffalo Soldier's Museum in 2018.  She was there for research on Major George Ford. Photo credit Homer Henry.

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Homer and Angela Henry

Photo of Angela and Homer Henry at the AAHM Gala 2018 representing Honoree, Elise Ford Allen.  Angela is the managing editor of the Traveler Weekly Newspaper in Peoria, Illinois...

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Elise and James O. Allen, church

James and Elise dressed for church. James was always known to wear a bow-tie. They are the parents of Carol Allen Adams, James Allen Jr., Gregory Allen, Linda Allen B. Hollis, Joy Allen Stone,...

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Allen Family Photo

 Family Photos, late 1960's. Standing Left to right back row: Carol, Melvin, Gregory, James Jr. Standing middle row, left to right: Florence Harrison Ford, Elise and James Sr. Sitting...

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Elise and James O. Allen with daughters

Elise and James Allen with daughters, left to right: Janet, Angela, James O. Allen, Elise F. Allen, Cynthia, Barbara.

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Peoria Today, page 2

Article on Elise Ford Allen and the Traveler Weekly, page 2. Top Photo left to right: Janet Allen, Barbara Allen Randle, Joy Allen Stone, Angela Allen Henry, Carol Allen Adams, Linda...

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Family Christmas Card Photo 1970

Allen Family Photo - standing left to right, James Jr., Gregory, Melvin Adams. Sitting on floor left to right: Linda, Barbara, Joy, Angela, Janet (forward). Sitting on couch Left to right:...

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Allen Family Photo 1980

Picture was taken in 1980 on the front lawn of the family's home in Peoria, Illinois. Top left to right, Barbara Allen Randle, Janet Allen, Greg Allen, Carol Adams Allen, James Allen Jr.,...

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 50th wedding anniversary

Photo of 50th Wedding Aniversary of Elise and James Allen.  Front left to right standing: Carol, Linda, Joy, Janet, Barbara, Timothy, Angela, Gregory and James Jr.

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Angela and Homer at Buffalo Soldier's Museum

Angela and Homer Henry at the Buffalo Solider's Museum in Kansas 2018.

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Angela Allen Henry at Camp Butler

Angela Allen Henry on the steps of Camp Butler Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.  Major George Ford became the first African American superintendent in1906 at Camp Butler. Photo by Homer...

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Allen Family at Camp Butler

Some of the Allen Family members on a visit to Camp Butler Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois where James O. Allen, Major George Ford, Dr. Cecil Bruce Ford, Florence Ford, and C. Bruce Ford are...

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At Camp Buter

Sibllings visiting family graves at Camp Butler Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois 2018. From left to right, Linda Allen B. Hollis, Angela Allen Henry, Barbara Allen Randle, and James Allen...

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Springfield Talk

 

Ford Family Descendants Angela Henry and Linda Hollis pictured with Art Wilson, Underground Railroad Historian. All three were attendees at the 7th Gala "Honoring Our...

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Angela Allen Henry at Gala

Angela Allen Henry at the 7th Gala of the Springfield and Central Illinois African American Museum 2018 "Honoring our Heritage" event.

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Ford Family Reunion

Ford Family Reunion, Peoria Illinois.

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Ford Cousins

Photo of Ford first cousins - left to right Candy Lynn Ford Webb, Carol Allen Adams, Deborah Pickett, Sharon Pickett, Angela Allen Henry.

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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...

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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,...

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Page 5 of book, The Five Negro Presidents, by J. A. Rogers

The last paragraph of page 5 of the book states: "Interracial intercourse was very common then.  George Washington had a Negro son and Jefferson mulatto daughters. (Research done by...

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