Speaker 1: Welcome to the How World War I Changed America podcast series, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with host Dr. Libby O'Connell.
Libby O'Connell: My name is Libby O'Connell. Today, our topic is African Americans in World War I. Our guest expert today is Dr. John Morrow, Franklin Professor of History at the University of Georgia. It's really an honor to have you here, John. Welcome.
John Morrow: Thank you, Libby. It's a pleasure to be with you today.
Libby O'Connell: You really are one of our nation's experts on the topic, so I'm going to start by asking you just to briefly discuss African American civil rights at the start of World War I.