"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"

Linda Allen B. Hollis

At Camp Buter

Sibllings visiting family graves at Camp Butler Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois 2018. From left to right, Linda Allen B. Hollis, Angela Allen Henry, Barbara Allen Randle, and James Allen...

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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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Article, Der Spiegel

Under Personalities, 1997

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Article, Denver Post

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

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Article, The Urban Spectrum

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

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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...

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Article, Newsweek Magazine

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

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Article, New York Times

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

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Ford Family Reunion

Ford Family Reunion, Peoria Illinois.

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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...

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AAHM 7th Annual Gala

Award Acceptance for Elise Ford Allen for the 7th Annual Gale "Honoring our Heritage". From left to Right Ocheng Jany, Linda Allen B. Hollis, and Ernestine Lawrence. Photo credit...

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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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Camp Butler 2018

Siblings visiting graves of James O. Allen (husband of Elise Ford Allen), Major George Ford, (grandson of West Ford, and grandfather of Elise Ford Allen). Left to right: Joy Allen Stone,...

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