The ambulance corps was one of the few ways Americans could get into WWI until the US finally entered the fray in 1917. The experience was crucial for two great authors.
James McGrath Morris is the author of Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press, to be published by Amistad on February 17.
James McGrath Morris considered himself a colorblind liberal until he wrote the biography of a black female journalist. Then he learned how little he knew about race in America.