Delgado Community College 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.
Paula Williams Madison is Chairman 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.
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.
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.
The evening will include a screening of the documentary film that complements the book, a talk by the author and a book-signing. Copies of Finding Samuel Lowe will be on sale in the Barnes and Noble bookstores 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.
Paula Williams Madison