Paula Madison

Finding Samuel Lowe

Paula Madison

Talk: Finding Samuel Lowe

Retired media executive and entrepreneur, Paula Williams Madison, discusses her Chinese and Jamaican roots. This powerful debut tells the story of Paula Williams Madison's Chinese grandfather, Samuel Lowe. He became romantically involved with a Jamaican woman, Paula's grandmother, and they lived together modestly with their daughter in his Kingston dry goods store, Chiney Shop. In 1920 his Chinese soon-to-be wife arrived to set up a "proper" family. When he requested to take his three-year-old daughter with him, Paula's jealous grandmother made sure that Lowe never saw his child again. That began an almost one-hundred-year break in their family.

Paula Madison

Paula Williams Madison is an American journalist, writer, businessperson, and executive. She is a former NBCUniversal executive is now CEO of a family investment group based in Chicago.

Finding Samuel Lowe

Finding Samuel Lowe is a remarkable journey about one woman's path to self-discovery. It is a story about love and devotion that transcends time and race, and a beautiful reflection of the power of family and the interconnectedness of our world.

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