“I never thought I’d see this day,” says former Tuskegee Airman Leslie Williams ’74 (BA ’49), of the January inauguration of the nation’s first African-American president, Barack Obama. “it was very, very emotional.”
Williams witnessed the historic ceremony along with some of this fellow airmen, veterans of the WWIII Army Air Corps African-American pilots group, all at the special invitation of the president. “It was such an honor. We even had seating, with a good view too,” says Williams, who will celebrate his 90th birthday this year. To read more about Williams and his service with the Tuskegee Airmen go to www.law.stanford.edu/publications/stanford_lawyer/issues/78.