Dynamic and interactive mini-website celebrating Paula Williams Madison's family story.
Paula’s story is one that typifies our modern global society: born in Harlem, New York, her family history is defined by a mix of African, Chinese, and Jamaican heritage.
In 2011, she left her position as the Executive Vice President of Diversity at NBC to chronicle her exploration of her Chinese ancestry (Finding Samuel Lowe). Paula's search encouraged her to expand her ancestral journey, and Plantain had the pleasure of helping her learn about her Jamaican grandfather. The oral history about him painted a fascinating picture of business savvy, wealth, complex relationships, and obeah (West Indian folk magic).
Our research also informed an innovative, interactive online report that allowed Paula to share these stories with the rest of her family.
REGIONS COVERED: China, Jamaica, the U.S.