"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"

Gum Springs Virginia

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...