Barksdale resigns as next AAm leader

by Scott Anthony | 5/16/93 10:00pm

Amiri Barksdale '96 resigned as president-elect of the Afro-American society Thursday at a special executive board meeting.

The AAm, the College's black students' organization, typically holds general meetings on Thursday, but cancelled last week's meeting to discuss Barksdale's future.

Will Griffin '94, an executive board member, said the executive board decided to have another election to determine its next president.

Barksdale could not be reached for comment.

Zola Mashariki '94, the only candidate who ran against Barksdale in the AAm's winter election, would not say if she would run again.

Barksdale, elected Winter term, first indicated that he might resign at an AAm executive board meeting last Sunday. But he said he would not finalize his decision until after the Thursday meeting.

Griffin said Barksdale turned in an official resignation last Sunday, but then tried to withdraw it. But Griffin said a majority of the executive board voted to accept Barksdale's resignation on Thursday.