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Google Doodle Celebrates Percy Julian’s Birthday

Source: theGrio

Google honors late chemist Percy Julian with today’s Google doodle.

The Alabama native was born to two former slaves, and while he faced much adversity, still attained his Ph.D. at the University of Vienna in Austria.

His research led to advances in birth control and treatments for both arthritis and glaucoma.

After establishing his own laboratory, Julian became one of America’s first black millionaires when he sold it in 1961.

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