For over 44 years, Leola Bullock worked to increase racial understanding in our community. A native of Mississippi, Bullock founded Concerned Citizens for Truth in Education, a group which pointed out racial bias in textbooks, literature and teaching methods in schools. As a result, Lincoln Public Schools formed the Multicultural Advisory Committee in 1973 under then superintendent John Prasch. Bullock additionally advised the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Training Teachers of Teachers.
This annual award recognizes an LPS employee who has been an innovative leader and made a significant contribution to fostering understanding of our multicultural society through developing and implementing District programs.
Nominations may be submitted by any individual or group. Self-nominations are accepted.
Applications and all paperwork are handled through Walter Powell, Multi-Cultural School Community Administrator, and a selection committee. The award winner will be approved by the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools. Nominations will be reviewed by the selection committee. The Leola Bullock Multicultural Award recipient will be announced at the Multicultural Fair in May.