"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"

Timothy Allen

50th wedding anniversary

 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.

Peoria Today, page 2

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 Allen B. Hollis, Timothy Allen (front), Elise Ford Allen (mother).  Bottom Photo: Joy Allen Stone, Linda Allen B. Hollis, Janet Allen.

NAACP Event

NAACP Event

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Hooks (Executive Director of NAACP 1972-1992), Elise F. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. John Gwyn (President of the NAACP in Peoria) and Timothy Allen at an NAACP event.

Allen Family Photo

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 on floor left  to right Joy (Timothy below), Janet, Norman, Linda (holding Barbara), Tanya, Angela.

Family Christmas Card Photo 1970

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: Norman, Carol (holding daughter, Tanya), James Sr. (holding Timothy), Elise and her mother, Florence Harrison Ford. 

Allen Family Photo 1980

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., Angela Allen Henry, Norman Allen, Timothy Allen.  Bottom left to right: Linda Allen B. Hollis, James O. Allen Sr., Elise Ford Allen, and Joy Allen Stone.

Allen Family at Camp Butler

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 enterred. Left to right, Front row left to right, Tim Allen, Jr., Patty Allen, Angela Allen Henry, Carol Allen Adams, James Allen, Jr. Back row left to right: Joy Allen Stone, Tim Allen, Sr., Carol Adams, Elise Ford Allen, Linda Allen B. Hollis, Barbara Allen Randle, Michael Foster. Children left to right, Sterling Allen, Alexandria Allen.

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.