Arts Horizons Welcomes Author and Documentary Producer Back Home to Harlem
Two days before the official publication of her book “Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem”, author Paula Williams Madison returned home to Harlem for a book signing at Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center. Madison’s book traces her maternal family back to China; a search that took Madison and her brothers to the family's ancestral village where they found documented lineage that dates their family back 3,000 years to 1006 BC. The trip culminated in an emotional family reunion with 300 of their grandfather's Chinese descendants. The retired NBC Universal television executive has already received many accolades for a documentary chronicling her family’s search for their Chinese ancestors. Her memoir has been described as "a remarkable journey about one woman's path to self-discovery”. Scores of well wishers and book buyers streamed through the center to learn more about her journey and welcome home this Harlem native.
Paula Williams Madison talks about what the search taught her and what she found when she returned to Harlem.