Delgado Community College’s celebration of National Diversity Month in October kicked off with an evening of literary and social discussion featuring author Paula Williams Madison. Madison, author of the acclaimed memoir Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem and subject of a documentary film based on her story, read from the book and signed copies for a large, appreciative audience on Friday, October 2, in the newly renovated theater inside Isaac Delgado Hall on the City Park Campus.
A reception honoring the author took place in the Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery.
Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem is the inspirational story of Madison, a Jamaican-American woman, who went in search of her grandfather, Samuel Lowe, and discovered her own Chinese roots. With a conclusion both surprising and life-affirming, Finding Samuel Lowe tells a compelling story about race, family, fate and destiny.
Madison is Chair and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC, which manages such companies as The Africa Channel. She spent 22 years with NBC, where she was most recently the executive vice president of diversity as well as a vice president of the General Electric Company. Honored for corporate leadership and community outreach, Madison was named one of the “75 Most Powerful African Americans in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise Magazine in 2005 and included in the Hollywood Reporter’s “Power 100.” A native of Harlem, New York, Madison resides with her husband in Los Angeles.
For more information about the author and her activities, go to www.findingsamuellowe.com.