"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"

Linda Allen B. Hollis

Author Linda Allen B. Hollis

Photo of author of "I Cannot Tell a Lie: The True Story of George Washington's African American Descendants."

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Bookcover, "I Cannot Tell a Lie"

Official family chronicler, Linda Allen Bryant Hollis, has chronicled her family's legacy in the narrative nonfiction book, "I Cannot Tell a Lie: The True Story of George Washington...

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Linda and Emerson Mark Hollis

Linda and her husband, Emerson Mark Hollis. Linda has 3 sons; Julian Wells, Ian Bryant and Russell Bryant (stepson). Her husband Mark has two daugthers, Stacey Hollis and Anaise Rodgers....

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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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Sisters posing with photo of George Washington

Linda Allen B. Hollis, and sister Janet S. Allen, posing with photo of George Washington, Rocky Mountain News.

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Linda Allen Hollis

Photo of Linda holding the hand of sculpture of George Washington at Mount Vernon.

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Author L. A. Hollis

Author photo, Linda also writes as Linda Allen Bryant

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Linda Allen B. Hollis

Photo of Linda Allen B. Hollis.

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Linda Allen B. Hollis

Photo of Linda Allen B. Hollis at the AAHM Gala 2018

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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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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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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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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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Ford descendents at at Mount Vernon

Photo of Janet Allen, Linda Allen Hollis, Judy Burton and Joy Allen Stone on a visit to Mount Vernon. From LABH collection.

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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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Linda and and Judith on steps at Mount Veron

Photo of the cousins Linda and Judith at Mount Vernon Plantation. The ladies were on an official visit to present documentation on the Ford family legacy. From LABH collection.

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Old Tomb George Washington

Photo of Linda at the old tomb of George Washington on the Mount Vernon plantation. There are two family tombs located at Mount Vernon. The "old tomb" was the original family crypt,...

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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...

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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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