Linda C. Meade-Tollin was born and raised in London, West Virginia, one of two children. Her father was a dentist and a community activist, her mother a teacher of languages and a guidance counselor. Always…
Jennie R. Patrick grew up in Gadsden, a small, typically Southern, town in Alabama, the fourth of five children. Her parents were laborers whose formal education stopped in junior high school. As a child, she had no…
Portrait of Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975), African American research chemist and pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants.
Percy Lavon Julian was born in Montgomery, Alabama on April 11, 1899…
- After 1964 – before 1991
Photograph of Dr. Bettye Washington Greene (1935-1995), believed to be the first African-American female chemist employed to work in a professional position at the Dow Chemical Company.
Bettye Greene was born on March…
Letter from African American research chemist Percy L. Julian to American Chemical Society President John C. Warner. The letter concerns Julian's critique of the inclusion of a list of "Hotels for Colored Persons" in…
- Addressee Warner, John C.
- Author Julian, Percy Lavon, 1899-1975
- Subject Warner, John C., Southern States, African Americans--Segregation, Julian, Percy Lavon, 1899-1975, African Americans--Civil rights, Texas--Dallas, American Chemical Society, African Americans--Social conditions, Race relations, African Americans, African American chemists