"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"

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Harrison Ford Football Team

Harrison Ford, Number 46, on his highschool football team.

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Reinlistment into the 10 Calvary

Major George Ford did two tours with the 10th Calvary. This document shows his reinlistment on September 11, 1872.

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Linda Allen B. Hollis

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

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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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Marie Saunders
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Major George. W. Ford, 23rd Kansas

Photo of Major George W. Ford in full military attire in the 23rd Kansas Volunteers, with the rank of Major during the Spanish-American War. He became personal friends with Teddy Roosevelt...

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Dr. Cecil Bruce Ford in Medical Corps

Young photo of Dr. Cecil Bruce Ford when he served in World War I as a Private Medical DET in the 370th Infantry, 93rd Division. 

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Young James Military photo
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Article, Washington Post

Title: Register of Freed Slaves Bares Fairfax County Roots, by Thomas Grubisich, Washington Post Staff Writer, February 8, 1977.

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Wreath for West

A wreath dedicated to West Ford at the slave cemetery at Mount Vernon. From LABH collection.

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Pickett Family Photo

Family photo of Charles and Florence Ford Pickett - left to right back row: Boyd, Larry, Cecil, Charles (Father), David, Michael, front row: Sharon, Patricia, Florence (mother), Beverly and...

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Angela and Homer at Buffalo Soldier's Museum

Angela and Homer Henry at the Buffalo Solider's Museum in Kansas 2018.

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The Pittsburgh Courier Sat Aug 19 1961

Article stating that West Ford was known as the Negro son of George Washington.

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Joyce Ford wife of Harrison Ford

Photo of Joyce Ford receiving her college degree.

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Florence, with daughter and granddaughters

Photo of Carol Allen Adams, holding daughter Tanya, with Elise Ford Allen and her mother Florence.

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Elise and James formal function

Elise and James with friends at a formal ball and dinner in Peoria, Illinois.

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Plaque at Mount Vernon in honor of West Ford

This is a plaque that was placed at the entry of the Mount Vernon Slave cemtery for slave burial area.  It mentions West Ford: West Ford (1784-1863), a freed slave who was hird by the...

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Enlistment to 23rd Kansas Volunteers

Photo of the enlistment document of Major George Ford into the 23rd Kansas Volunteers during the Spanish American War.

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Harrison Ford

Photo of Harrison Ford walking his dog in California.

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John A. and Hannah Washington

Paintings of John A. and Hannah Washington from the archives MLVA.

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