University of Missouri

Legion of Black Collegians

The Black student government at the University of Missouri

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The Legion of Black Collegians also known as LBC and or The Legion is the only Black Student Government in the Nation, all other schools have a Black Student Union or a Black Student Alliance.

The singing of the¬†song “Dixie” at a football game while a confederate flag was waved by students of the University can be marked as what ignited the start of The Legion. Beginning in the Fall of 1968, The Legion was started by members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Zeta Alpha Chapter, as well as other students on campus who felt that enough was enough and Black Students needed a voice, as well as some form of a Government to advocate for them.

The Legion was officially recognized by the University as a Government May 19, 1969.