Articles

Slave Cemetery at Mount Vernon

Slave Cemetery at Mount Vernon

Article on the dedication of the slave cemetery at the Mount Vernon Plantation.

Washington Post, article

Washington Post, article

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

Article, Rocky Mountain News

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.

Article, Der Spiegel

Article, Der Spiegel

Under Personalities, 1997

Article, Newsweek Magazine

Article, Newsweek Magazine

Under History section - Titled: Tracing a Very Familiar Face, Newsweek Magazine, November 1996.

Article, Denver Post

Article, Denver Post

Title: Whose Ancestor; Family Traces Lineage to Washington by Peg O'Connor, April 24, 1997.

Article, The Urban Spectrum

Article, The Urban Spectrum

Title: Black Family Seeks Roots Beneath the Cherry Tree by Wendy Robinson, March 1997.

Artilce about Washington Heritage

Artilce about Washington Heritage

Article from the Bradley University Hilltopics, by Nancy Ridgeway, summer 2003. Bradley University is Linda's alma malter where she received a B. S. Degree in Geology. She continued her education at the University of Colorado in Boulder earning a M.S. Degree in Geology. 

Article, New York Times

Article, New York Times

Title: Descendants of Slave's Son Contend That His Father was George Washington, by Nicholas Wade, July 7, 1999.

Linda and Mark Hollis

Linda and Mark Hollis

Linda and Mark Hollis at the 7th Gala of "Honoring our Heritage" for the Springfield and Central Illinois African American Museum. Linda was one of the speakers at the event where she discussed the family heritage with emphasis on Major George Ford.