Articles

Cover, Harper's Weekly

Cover, Harper's Weekly

Cover drawing from Harper's Weekly, 1884

The Pittsburgh Courier Sat Aug 19 1961

The Pittsburgh Courier Sat Aug 19 1961

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

Newspaper Article on Maj. George Ford

Newspaper Article on Maj. George Ford

Title: From Mount Vernon to Springfield, Illinois Register, 1937.

Major Ford obit

Major Ford obit

Major George Ford's Obituary.  He died at the age of 91 in 1939 and was the last living member of the original 10th Calvary known as the Buffalo Soliders. His body was interred at Camp Butler Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.

Article, Washington Post

Article, Washington Post

Title: Tracing the Washington Blood, by Elizabeth Wagner, February 1967.

Article, Washington Post

Article, Washington Post

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

Article, Fairfax Chronicles

Article, Fairfax Chronicles

Newspaper article about West Ford from the Fairfax Chronicles, 1986, by Donald Sweig.