"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"

Elise at Award Ceremony

Elise  at Award Ceremony

Photo of Elise at Roosevelt Magnate School where the Elise F. Allen Award is presented for students who exhibit high academics, leadership, community service and high academics. Photo by Elijah Sansom.