The Delgado Community College City Park Campus is pleased to host an evening with Paula Williams Madison, author of the acclaimed memoir Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem, on Friday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m., at Isaac Delgado Hall, 615 City Park Avenue in New Orleans. Tickets are $33 and are available at www.eventbrite.com.
The evening will include a screening of the documentary film that complements the book, a talk by the author and a book-signing.
This will be the first event to take place in the newly rebuilt and refurbished Delgado Theater inside Isaac Delgado Hall. The event will also serve as the kick-off event for National Diversity Month at Delgado Community College.
Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem is the moving story of former television executive Paula Williams Madison, a Jamaican-American woman who went in search of her mother’s father, 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.
Paula Williams Madison is Chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC, a division of Williams Group Holdings LLC, a Chicago-based investment company. They manage such companies as The Africa Channel. Madison also is vice president of the Los Angeles Police Commission. She spent 22 years with NBC, where she was most recently the executive vice president of diversity as well as the 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.
Copies of Finding Samuel Lowe will be on sale in the Barnes and Noble bookstores located at the Delgado City Park and West Bank campuses and at the event.
For more information about the author and her activities, go to www.findingsamuellowe.com.