Black Lives Matter Movement

Black Lives Matter Gallery Shown at Catapult

Oct 16, 2020
Nicolette Baker

A recent exhibit at Catapult Creative House focused on the Black Lives Matter Movement, raising awareness through art submissions from Southeast faculty, students and staff. The 25-piece collection included artwork in a variety of mediums, including charcoal, paint and photography.

Going Public: A Conversation on the Black Lives Matter Movement

Oct 21, 2016
Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

The Black Lives Matter movement  pushed the conversation of racial injustices with law enforcement against African Americans into the national spotlight. Assistant Professor Dr. Shonta Smith from the Department of Elementary, Early and Special Education at Southeast Missouri State University, is a supporter of the movement. Smith, who teaches courses on diversity joined KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson in the studio to talk about the movement.


From Ferguson, to Baltimore, to Charleston, racially charged violence and protests dominated much of the news in 2015. While much of the country watched these events unfold, they had the deepest resonance in the cities at the center of them — going beyond the news and filtering into into family living rooms and kitchens.