London Ladd Talk & Book-signing

January 17, 2016 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM



This local children’s book illustrator has provided beautiful art for numerous publications. London has illustrated books about Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah Winfrey, a book of poems by John Frank, Lend A Hand, distributed by Syracuse Cultural Workers, as well as a traditional story from the contraband slaves’ road to freedom. His newest Children’s book, FREDERICK’S JOURNEY: Honoring the Struggle & History along with his other artwork and books will be available for purchase and signing at this event hosted by Syracuse Cultural Workers.

Ladd-Fredrick's Journey


One of the most iconic figures in US history, Frederick Douglass’ life inspires us to be strong and true to justice and to our own determination. Douglass was a brilliant writer and orator. He used his words to educate white Americans about the evils of slavery. He also spoke out about women’s rights issues. He was one of the most famous African Americans of his time. This children’s book brings him beautifully to life. London worked hard in his research of Douglass. He calls the book a passionate labor of love to illustrate the life of this most praiseworthy man.

 Free to the Public