"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

The Five Negro Presidents, book by J. A. Rogers

The Five Negro Presidents, book by J. A. Rogers

Book cover of the book by J. A. Rogers, The Five Negro Presidents.  The book also shares information on West Ford, son of George Washington on page 5. (Research by Angela Allen Henry). 1965 and renewed 1993 J. A. Rogers, First Wesleyan University Press edition 2014, ISBN 978-0-9602294-8-2.

Inside Book Cover, The Five Negro Presidents, by J. A. Rogers

Inside Book Cover, The Five Negro Presidents, by J. A. Rogers

Description of the book cover, The Five Negro Presidents, by J. A. Rogers (research by Angela Allen Henry).

Renty Fields Bythewood

Renty Fields Bythewood

Photo of Pastor Renty Fields Bythewood.  He was the father of Harriet Ford, wife of Major George Ford. Pastor Bythewood was the pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Beaufort, South Carolina. Renty was born a slave and raised in the trade of a tailor.  When he gained his freedom, he became a minister and for 25 years was a prominent figure in his community. He died at the age of 82 and his body was buried in the churchyard north of the Tabernacle Baptist Church.   (Research via DNA Ancestry communication/Angela Allen Henry). (Photo credit Candy F. Webb).