As a part of Homecoming celebrations, MU recognizes the legacy of the historically marginalized African-American community on campus.
LBC’s Homecoming Week, which was Oct. 14 through Oct. 20, showed LBC’s main goals of educating to create positive change and giving African-American students a way for their voices to be heard.
The LBC, CSA and ASA came together to unify their members with barbecue, music and dancing.
LBC President Shelby Anderson: “It's open to anyone who wants to celebrate black students and understand the history of them not being allowed to participate in the homecoming festivities Mizzou hosted.”
Freshman Autumn Clemons: “We’re not just yelling, we’re not just ranting, we’re not just going on about that type of stuff. We’re actually trying to get out a message, and I feel like that’s what people are actually missing.”
Wednesday’s demonstrations come a little over a year after former MSA President Payton Head vocalized he was a called a racial slur.
Dr. Stephanie Shonekan, Chair of the Department of Black Studies, commends the social justice work of MU students.
This is the most urgent and authentic reaction that Loftin has had to an incident of racism on MU’s campus.
The Office of Student Conduct “moved” the suspect from campus.
There are three juniors, two sophomores and four freshmen on LBC’s 2015 executive cabinet.
Black History Month events are sponsored by schools and departments within the university while others are the result of partnerships with student and community organizations.
Love said he attributes his drive to his parents.
Stevenson is currently working on a documentary about people of color in nature and conservation.
The time capsule will be opened 10 years from now.
The LBC royalty court is determined to stay involved and promote leadership on campus.
MU graduate Hassan Williams was among one of the speakers.
Students discussed the original “demands” of the founders in the 1960s.
Candidates discussed issues such as diversity awareness and Black Homecoming.
Both slates want LBC to be more visible and involved on campus.
The meeting included leaders from LBC, MSA, RHA and Four Front.