Telling A People’s Story looks at African-American cultural and historical identity through the lens of children’s illustrated literature. Until the last quarter of the 20th century, African-American children’s illustrated literature was a largely under-represented field garnering little attention by mainstream publishing and readership. Featuring more than 100 original artworks from African-American children’s illustrated literature, these works are produced by some of the biggest names in the field. Collectively, the many treasures produced by authors and illustrators contribute to a complex exploration of the African-American experience.
Children’s book illustrators London Ladd and Elizabeth Zunan, whose wonderful work is on exhibit, will discuss their craft and reveal their magic. Suitable for all ages. The program will be followed by an Exhibit Reception. Free. Ossie Davis Theater and Meeting Room.
Celebrate the 200th birthday of Maryland abolitionist Frederick Douglass at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum with an array of activities honoring this iconic statesman. John Stauffer, a professor of English and African and African American Studies at Harvard University will present a lecture on Frederick Douglass’ America. Other activities will include readings of Douglass’s speeches by living history re-enactors and a children’s art and story hour with illustrator London Ladd on his recent book, Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass.
Included with Museum Admission.
You’re an aspiring illustrator who is getting her career going. Do you know how to work with an artist’s rep or art director? Join London Ladd (Daemen College instructor and illustrator of seven published books, including MARCH ON, UNDER THE FREEDOM TREE, and OPRAH) in exploring the ups and downs, ins and outs of negotiating with these key players in your professional life.
You’ll be able to type in your own questions remotely, and the recording will be available for two weeks afterwards. It’s a bargain — and you don’t have to drive in the snow! You will be sent a link by email a day ahead of the webinar. Times are Eastern Standard Time.