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Sharon Preston-Folta grew up as the unknown daughter of Louis Armstrong. She will share her story with us and talk about her documentary film, “Little Satchmo,” playing at film festivals around the world this year. Preston-Folta was born in 1955. Her mother, Lucille “Sweets” Preston, was a performer from Harlem, New York, and was romantically involved with Armstrong for many years, but he was married to someone else — his fourth wife Lucille Armstrong. Preston-Folta said the world-famous musician and cultural icon felt like he couldn’t publicly acknowledge a child born from an affair, but privately, she was part of Armstrong’s life.

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