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From Shanghai to Harlem with Sylvia Wong Lewis

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From Shanghai to Harlem,’ is journalist and genealogist Sylvia Wong Lewis’ narrative about her multicultural family’s journey that includes slavery, indentured servitude, exploitation, courage, intrigue, determination and triumph. She shares how her ancestors left footprints for her to follow from Mississippi, New Orleans, China, South America, Caribbean to converge at the Harlem Renaissance. She will talk about the diaspora or ‘scattered people,’ her Hakka ancestors and more. Tune in for an interesting show that explores how the United Kingdom’s and American slavery system intersect.  

Sylvia is a journalist with over 20 years experience and a lifelong genealogist.  She holds a degree in African American History from Smith College and, is also CEO of Narrative Network, (www.yonarrative.com) a multicultural public relations consulting firm specializing in messaging and positioning.