“Chemist Percy Julian Honored with Google Doodle” on pcmag.com
April 11, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
Excerpted from an article by Chloe Albanesius
Google is honoring chemist Percy Julian with a homepage doodle that celebrates his contributions to the field, particularly his synthesis of a compound found in the African Calabar bean, which was used to treat glaucoma. . . .
Though his white classmates were awarded placement in master’s or Ph.D. programs, Julian was not and instead became a chemistry professor at Fisk University in Nashville. Eventually, he secured a fellowship at Harvard, and earned a master’s degree in 1923, according to the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Read More.