Independent Historian

Linda Allen Hollis is a published author of four books and has just completed a screenplay adapted from her non-fiction narrative book, “I Cannot Tell a Lie: The True Story of George Washington’s African American Descendants.” She is currently working on a 2nd book on her family’s heritage entitled, “Birthright.”

Ms. Hollis also is a national speaker, historian and biographer and has spent over 30 plus years carefully researching her family’s genealogy and the surrounding issues. As a result, she has become an expert in early American history and race relations, including the numerous laws, codes, amendments, and critical players of 200 years of the nation’s history. Ms. Hollis’ story has been detailed in hundreds of print articles and she has appeared on numerous news programs such as, the Today Show, MSNBC, the CBS Morning Show, PBS Frontline, and the History Channel. Ms. Hollis’ research is ongoing.  Her work focuses on preserving the collective heritage of the family patriarch, West Ford, and his descendants.

Linda Allen Hollis has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois and a Master of Science from the University of Colorado Boulder in Geology. She currently resides in Southern California with her husband, Mark.