"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"

William "Dandrige" Smith

Grave headstone Dandrige Smith

Grave headstone of Dandrige Smith, son of Jane Ford and Porter Smith, grandson of West Ford. He was the husband of Annie Arnold Smith, Gum Springs first black schoolteacher. The headstone is...

Annie Arnold Smith

This is the gravestone of Annie Arnold Smith, first black school teacher in Gum Springs.  She was the wife of Dandridge Smith, grandson of West Ford. Her gravestone is located next to...