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
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)
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