Percy Lavon Julian was an American research chemist. He received more than 130 chemical patents. Julian was one of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate in chemistry. He was the first African-American chemist inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, and the second African-American scientist inducted from any field. After graduating from DePauw, Julian became a chemistry instructor at Fisk University.
April 8, 1990 Percy Julian, developer of drugs to combat glaucoma and methods to mass produce cortisone and George Washington Carver are the first African American Inventors admitted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in the hall's 17-year history via @Edie Harris
Dr. Percy Lavon Julian overcame poverty and became the first African American chemist inducted into the National Academy of Sciences. Racism persisted throughout his life & career but so did he. HappyBirthday Professor Julian!
Percy Lavon Julian was an American research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. His work laid the foundation foPercy Lavon Julian was an American research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. His work laid the foundation for drugs such as birth control pills, cortisone, and corticosteroids. However, here are some amazing facts that you most likely do not know about the innovative African American…
Born to former slaves in Alabama in 1899, Percy Lavon Julian was not allowed to attend high school but went on to earn his Ph.D. His research at academic and corporate institutions led to the chemical synthesis of drugs to treat glaucoma, arthritis, cortisone, steroids and birth control pills. Although his race presented challenges at every turn, he is regarded as one of the most influential chemists in American history.
"Self Made Millionaire" Was one of the first Black American inventors admitted into the National inventors Hall of Fame. Percy Julian specialized in making drugs and medications from plants. As a young college student bound for DePauw, Percy Julian watched his family standing on the stations platform. His Grandfather, a former slave freed by the 13th Amendment, waved a hand missing two fingers, cut off as punishment for learning to write.
Meet Percy Lavon Julian, the "Forgotten Genius" of American Chemistry