UNO is proud to announce Dr. Cynthia Robinson, chair of the UNO Black Studies department and UNO alumna, has won the 2017 President's Award from the Omaha chapter of the NAACP. Dr. Robinson accepted the award at the Freedom Fund Banquet held Dec. 10, 2017.
This year’s Freedom Fund Banquet theme was “steadfast and immovable.” Robinson was appointed by the Branch President, Vickie Young. Young is also a part of the African American Advisory Cabinet at UNO, where she learned Robinson’s story and says it really stuck out to her.
“She was a graduate of an alternative high school for disadvantaged youth, is a single mother of four, went on to get a double major and here she is: steadfast and immovable.” Young commented.
“It’s her education and work in the community, with African American women, and everything she has accomplished today; it exemplified the theme. It made her the perfect candidate for this award.”
The Omaha branch of the NAACP was formed in 1914 and uses the Freedom Fund Banquet to raise funds and recognize those whose work supports the mission and vision of the NAACP.