During RootsTech, I had the opportunity to meet and interview Paula Williams Madison, author of Finding Samuel Lowe: Harlem, Jamaica, China. Of course, there’s a lot more to Paula than authoring a bestselling memoir and a documentary by the same name. She’s the former top NBC executive for diversity. She’s the winner of many awards, such as being listed among the “75 Most Powerful African Americans in Corporate America” (Black Enterprise magazine) and one of “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business” (Asian American Business Development Center).
Her long list of accomplishments don’t say it all. She’s also a warm and gracious woman—a pleasure to interview.
Here’s our interview. Paula had some helpful advice for family history writers. She talked about how to decide what to share and the meaning of family.