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    • 1950s

    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…

    • 1956-Feb-03

    Concerns Julian's disapproval with the announcement of the Spring meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, TX which includes a list designated as "Hotels for Colored Persons." Julian continues at length…

    • 1949-Jan-05

    Concerns Robert B. Woodward's synthesis of methochloride of sempervirine. Also discusses an error made by Julian in the lab and communicated to Witkop in an earlier letter.