- Wed, Nov 15, 2017 08:00 PM
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
Latitude: 40.8146, Longitude: -73.9409
Join us for an afternoon book signing with Black-ish star Jenifer Lewis, author of The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir. Books will be available for purchase in The Schomburg Shop. Consider arriving early to purchase the book for the signing. Jenifer Lewis, deemed a “national treasure” by TVGuide.com, has appeared in more than 300 films, televisions, and stage and cabaret performances. Whether comedy or drama she has established herself as one of the most respected, admired, talented, and versatile entertainers working today. About The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir The "Mega Diva" and legendary star of Black-ish looks back on her memorable journey to fame and the unforgettable life lessons she learned along the way. Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a mid-western girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire readers. Written with no-holds-barred honesty and illustrated with sixteen-pages of color photos, this gripping memoir is filled with insights gained through a unique life that offers a universal message: "Love yourself so that love will not be a stranger when it comes." From her first taste of applause at five years old to landing on Broadway within eleven days of graduation and ultimately achieving success in movies, television and global concert halls, Jenifer reveals her outrageous life story with lots of humor, a few regrets and most importantly, unbridled joy. Candid, warm and wonderfully inspiring, The Mother of Black Hollywood intimately reveals the heart of a woman who lives life to the fullest. @SchomburgCenter #MotherofBlackHollywood PRESS Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.