"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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John A. and Hannah Washington

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

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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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Elise and James at wedding of daughter

Photo of Elise and James at 1963 wedding of their daughter, Carol.

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Janet Allen

Janet Allen interviewing Corretta Scott King for the Traveler Weekly Newspaper.

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Ford Cousins

Photo of Ford first cousins - left to right Candy Lynn Ford Webb, Carol Allen Adams, Deborah Pickett, Sharon Pickett, Angela Allen Henry.

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Elise Ford Allen and Bruce Ford, Siblings

Elise Ford Allen and Bruce Ford with their mother, Florence at a Ford Family reunion Norman Allen sitting and Carol Allen Adams in the background. 

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Florence and grandchildren

Photo of Florence Ford with grandchildren; James Jr., Carol, and Gregory.

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Washington Post, article

Title:  Tracing the Washington Blood - Slave's Descendent Probes Link to Mount Vernon Heritage by Vanessa Barnes Hillian.

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West Ford in Ornate Frame at Mount Vernon

This is the original drawing of West Ford in an ornate frame from the archives of the MVLA.  Linda Allen B. Hollis took the photo while during research on the family's legacy. ...

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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...

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The Pittsburgh Courier Sat May 20 1967
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Reinactment Mount Vernon

Photo from the LABH collection.

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Dr. Cecil Bruce Ford funeral announcement (short)

Obituary of Dr. Cecil Bruce Ford.

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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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Article, Rocky Mountain News

Title: George Washington in their Family tree, black sisters say - Thesis says he fathered slave - their great-great-great-great-grandfather, by Steve Groer, November 4th, 1996.

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Brother in laws

Harrison Ford and James O. Allen in Long Beach.

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Letter from W.E.B. Du Bois to Major Ford

A letter written in 1918 to Major George Ford fom his friend W.E.B. Du Bois after learning he was ill.

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Bushfield Plantation 1937

Photo of the Bushfield Plantation, 1937 from Archives of MVLA.

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Maj. Ford's Home at Cemetery

This is a front view photo of the home of Maj. George Ford on the Camp Butler National Cemetery grounds where he and his family lived. The house has been remodeled to what it appears to today...

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Spinning Room Mount Vernon Plantation

Major George Ford was born in the room above the spinning room on the Mount Vernon Plantation.

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