Last weekend, Nebraska Appleseed was profoundly honored to receive the 2014 Leola Bullock Community Service Award from NAACP – Lincoln Branch during the NAACP’s Freedom Fund Banquet.
It is a great honor to receive this award from an organization that has done so much in the pursuit of civil rights and social justice and to receive this award named after such an important person in Lincoln’s civil rights history.
The award’s namesake, Leola Bullock, had a reputation for being a passionate, persistent, leader who, in addition to using her own voice to create change, regularly supported others in stepping forward to make their voices heard. Being recognized with an award in her name is very humbling to all of us at Appleseed.
NAACP – Lincoln Branch has been and continues to be an amazing partner with Appleseed on issues ranging from immigration reform, to access to health care, to protecting the right to vote. We only succeed in our efforts at Appleseed when we learn from and work together with other individuals and organizations in addressing the pressing challenges that face our state.
When the NAACP stands with you on an issue, it brings a history of credibility and effectiveness that is unparalleled.
Thanks to everyone who supports the NAACP and its important work. Appleseed is remarkably proud and grateful to receive this tremendous honor.