When the blizzard that arrived in East Hampton earlier this month, the Amagansett Library had to cancel one of its community events. But, have no fear, the opportunity to meet and talk to Lee Hayes, an original Tuskegee Airman, has been rescheduled for March 9.
Hayes, 90, grew up in Amagansett and went onto break racial barriers when he served the country in World War II as a bomber pilot.
Last year, he was honored as part of the Suffolk County Historical Society's Black History Month photo exhibit celebrating the contributions of Hayes and the Tuskegee Airman. Check out the video posted with this story from the event last February.
The photo exhibit is on loan at the Amagansett Library.
Kathy Curran and Noel Gish of the Suffolk County Historical Society will conduct the conversational interview with Hayes, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Adults and children in grades three and above are invited to me Hayes and hear about his experiences.