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LBC LogoLBC Announces 50th Anniversary Activities

Dear Mizzou, Faculty, Staff, Students and Community Supporters

The MU Legion of Black Collegians will celebrate 50 years of service as a recognized student government during 2018 Homecoming Week activities, scheduled for Oct. 14-20. “An Eternal Legacy, Speaking Our Truth” has been selected as the celebratory theme for LBC anniversary activities. For a complete listing of celebratory activities, please see the attached documents.

LBC has a rich history, heritage and culture at Mizzou. In the fall of 1968, LBC was established by black students at Mizzou who wanted student leadership that would focus on issues facing underrepresented students. The following semester, LBC was officially recognized by the university as a student government.

Since LBC’s inception, student members have gone on to sponsor annual programs, offer financial and programming support to umbrella organizations, serve as hosts for the Big XII Conference on Black Student Government, and coordinate annual Black Culture Awareness Week activities at Mizzou.

To celebrate LBC’s longstanding history of service to the MU community, several campus partners are serving as sponsors for anniversary events:

  • Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
  • Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center
  • Mizzou Black Alumni Network
  • MSA/GPC Black Programming Committee

For additional information about LBC’s anniversary events or to request ADA accommodations, please contact GOBCC staff at 573-882-2664.