Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore branch of the NAACP for the last seven years, said she resigned from the organization Monday.
In an interview Tuesday, Hill-Aston, 68, cited completing key goals, such as hosting the national NAACP convention this past summer, as contributing to her decision. But she also said internal strife at the civil rights organization wore on her.
“I’m tired,” she said. “My work is done here. Ever since I became the president, I desperately wanted to have the convention. I worked three years tirelessly to have the convention. The fundraising was spectacular. It was a great attendance.”
After the convention in July, Hill-Alston said, she...
President Barack Obama, at the time the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, speaks to attendees at the 99th annual convention of the NAACP in Cincinnati, Ohio.