"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

Author Linda Allen B. Hollis

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

Bookcover, "I Cannot Tell a Lie"

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's African American Descendents"

Linda and Emerson Mark Hollis

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.

Elise and James O. Allen, church

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, Janet Allen, Norman Allen, Angela Allen Henry, Barbara Allen Randle, Timothy Allen, Matthew Allen.

Sisters posing with photo of George Washington

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.

Linda Allen Hollis

Linda Allen Hollis

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

Author L. A. Hollis

Author L. A. Hollis

Author photo, Linda also writes as Linda Allen Bryant

Linda Allen B. Hollis

Linda Allen B. Hollis

Photo of Linda Allen B. Hollis.

Linda Allen B. Hollis

Linda Allen B. Hollis

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

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.