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Where was Percy Julian born?
Birmingham, Alabama
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Who is Percy's wife?
Anna Johnson
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How many articles did Julian and Pikl publish during their senior research project at DePauw?
11 articles published in the Journal of the ACS
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What is the focus of Percy's chemistry?
Organic chemistry, natural products
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Where did Percy choose to study for his Ph.D.?
Europe (specifically Vienna, Austria)
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Where did Percy study for his undergraduate?
DePauw University
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Who is Percy's mother?
Elizabeth Lena Adams
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What is the scientific organization where Julian was elected to as recognition for his contributions in chemistry?
National Academy of Sciences
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What is the main natural source that Percy used for his chemical products when working in industry?
Soybean
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Why can’t Percy obtain a teaching assistant position for his graduate study at universities in the US?
Because of the perception that white students in graduate schools in the US would refuse to learn under a black instructor
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Where did Percy's family reside in Chicago?
Oak Park
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Who are Percy's siblings?
Five people, each earned at least one advanced degree
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What was the new science and mathematics center at DePauw named after Percy’s death?
Percy L. Julian Science and Mathematics Center
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What is the name of Percy’s own company in Oak Park?
Julian Laboratories
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Why can’t Percy be appointed to the teaching staff at DePauw?
Racial reasons at DePauw (professorship cannot be granted for black instructors)
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Where did Percy finish his Ph.D.?
University of Vienna
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How many children did Percy have?
A daughter and a son
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What is the medal from the NAACP that Percy received on his honor?
Spingarn Medal
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What is the drug treatment for glaucoma that Percy and his colleague synthesized from calabar bean?
Physostigmine
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Who is the professor that hired Percy and helped him during Percy’s time at DePauw?
Dr. Blanchard
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When did Percy graduate from DePauw?
1920
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What did Percy's mother (or his sister, Elizabeth Julian) work as?
Schoolteacher
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When was Percy named “Chicagoan of the Year”?
1950 (featured in the Chicago Sun-Times)
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What is the human hormone that Percy successfully synthesized and helped lower the cost of?
Cortisone
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Why was Percy’s home set on fire by arsonists?
Some residents in Oak Park did not accept him because of his race






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