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How Percy Julian Became a Great 20th Century Scientist

It took Black chemist Percy Julian more than 10 years to earn his Ph.D.

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Black chemist Percy Julian met with every possible barrier in a deeply segregated America. Here's how he rose to the highest levels of scientific and personal achievement.

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