Percy Lavon Julian Research Paper

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Ashley McBean February 9, 2009 Percy Lavon Julian Percy Lavon Julian, a African American Chemist, Inventor and Businessman. He discovered so many medicines that helped and made a difference in the world. Dr. Julian was born in Montgomery, Alabama on April 11,1899. Dr. Julian was the grandson of slaves. His mother was a school teacher and his father worked for the post office as a railway mail clerk. Dr. Julian grew up during the time of Jim Crow Laws. His youth public education for blacks in Alabama ended after 8th grade. Dr. Julian spent his high school years at The State Normal school for negroes in Montgomery. Dr. Julian’s parents encouraged

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