Videos| Percy Julian, Acomplished Chemist & Forgotten Genius

Friday, April 11, 2014 Google Doodle featured a graphic of a man wearing a white jacket. So I was curious to know who this man is/was.

Percy Julian-AKA Percy Lavon Julian

google-pl-julian-2014

80096210

Watch full PBS series FORGOTTEN GENIUS HERE.

BIO Born: 11-Apr-1899 Birthplace: Montgomery, AL Died: 19-Apr-1975

Location of death: Waukegan, IL –Cause of death: Cancer – Liver Remains: Buried, Elm Lawn Cemetery, Elmhurst, IL –Gender: Male Religion: Christian -Race or Ethnicity: Black Sexual orientation: Straight –Occupation: Chemist, Business, Activist Nationality: United States Executive summary: Physostigmine and cortisone Father: James Sumner Julian (railroad mail clerk) Mother: Elizabeth Lena Adams Julian (school teacher) Wife: Anna Roselle Johnson Julian (affair while married 1928-29, m. 24-Dec-1935, two children) Son: Percy Lavon Julian, Jr. (civil rights attorney, b. 1940, d. 2008) Daughter: Faith Roselle Julian (b. 1944)

401128Julian Percy Julian Stamp-205x310 percy-l-julian

julian_masthead

PERCY JULIAN: FIVE FAST FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Please feel free to pass on the above link.  Thank you!

GXB14121

This entry was posted in Black History, discrimination, Health, Racial Bias, Science and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Videos| Percy Julian, Acomplished Chemist & Forgotten Genius

  1. Yahtc says:

    Thank you so much for digging and doing this great research, Ametia!

    This doctor was so brilliant and talented.

    I have decided that to do Black history, literature, art, and culture justice, a college student would have to dedicate at least four years of classes to begin to develop a good foundation and understanding.

    Like

  2. rikyrah says:

    thanks for this. I had seen a documentary on Dr. Julian some years ago, and it’s a damn shame….he should be taught about in our schools. Our children need to know this history.

    Like

    • Ametia says:

      Our HISOTRY is RICH and lived through in some way by every American, no matter how much the attempts at CO-OPTING, APPROPRIATING, and downright STEALING.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.