"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"

John B. Ford and Charlotte Willis

Dr. Judith Saunders Burton

Dr. Judith Saunders Burton, great, grandaughter of  John Ford, brother of Major George Ford. Picture was taken at Mount Vernon at the slave cemetery. Her family's story detailed in...

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Gathering

Photo of a gathering with Dr. Burton.

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Judith at Mount Vernon

Dr. Burton on the steps at Mount Vernon. 

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Judith with friends

Photo of Dr. Judith Burton and friends at Mount Vernon. Photo by Linda Allen B. Hollis

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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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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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At Mount Vernon

Photo of Judy Burton, Linda Allen B. Hollis and Ruby Saunders at Mount Vernon. From LABH collection.

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Cooper and Marie
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Marie Saunders
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