Actress & author Jenifer Lewis talks about 'The Mother of Black Hollywood'

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Veteran actress Jenifer Lewis is out with a new book, "The Mother of Black Hollywood."

The book is a memoir of growing up as a Midwestern girl with a dream and her journey from poverty to the big screen.

The co-star of the hit show "Black-ish" sat down with ABC7's Cheryl Burton to talk about her memoir and WVON's annual Speak Sistah Speak event.

The Speak Sistah Speak event takes place Wednesday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at the Du Sable Museum of African American History.

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