160 Year History Rewritten! Ghanaian-born Amma Agyei Emerges First Black Female Tufts University’s Student Body President

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Ghanaian-born Amma Agyei Emerges First Black Female Tufts University’s Student Body President

Paving Way For Other Black Women!

Tufts University’s 160 year history has been boldly rewritten and pre-med junior studying biomedical engineering Amma Agyei is the face behind the groundbreaking move.

Agyei recently made history as the first Black woman elected to as Tufts University’s student body president. She made the historic feat many thanks to her peers who urged her to run for presidency, WBZ News Radio, reports.

In her campaign the promotion of unity and togetherness rang clearly;
“I consider myself a unifier, and [at first] I didn’t think my interests aligned with so many different groups on this campus,” Agyei told WBZ News Radio. “But then I realized we actually see eye-to-eye on many issues, and [I said], ‘OK, we’re all trying to achieve one goal, why are we divided? Why don’t we come together?’’

She aims to make the school more accepting of prospective black students, thereby fostering inclusion and diversity.

The Tufts Daily reports Agyei won the Tufts Community Union Senate presidential election by the Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) on April 24. She will serve as president in the 2021-22 academic year.

The excited Agyei took to Instagram to thank her supporters.

“Thank you all for your support, I couldn’t have done this without you. We made history in this campaign and I’m so excited to continue working with all of you as your next President! ❤️”

On her long term goal,  the history making Agyei said:
“It’s really exciting to make history,” Agyei also said in the interview with The Tufts Daily. “[I want to] pave the way for other Black women to be TCU president.”

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