Nate DeMoranville (Class of 2020)
Symone Howard ’15, Ashley Musana ’16, Briana Cardwell ’17, and Rebkah Tesfamariam ’18 were four consecutive presidents of the African American Society. They were the last to preside over the organization before the name changed to Black Student Union. They discuss the numerous challenges each encountered during their time here, which coincided with large scale instances of cultural appropriation, including Cracksgiving, the Gangster Party, and the Tequila Party. Musana, who was president for both parties, recounts the long hours spent working with students and administrators to sustain and support community. All four presidents recognize the tremendous burden placed on them as individuals, but all express gratitude for having created such a close knit community.
Howard, Symone; Musana, Ashley; Cardwell, Briana; and Tesfamariam, Rebkah, "Interview with Symone Howard (Class of 2015), Ashley Musana (Class of 2016), Briana Cardwell (Class of 2017), and Rebkah Tesfamariam (Class of 2018) by Nate DeMoranville" (2019). AF/AM/50 Oral History Project. 2.