Issue Date: October 2, 2006
Percy Julian, The Movie
In March 1999, at the spring national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim, Calif., producers from the television program NOVA dropped in on a symposium celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of pioneering African American chemist Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975). Neither the producers nor the symposium organizers anticipated at that time that the encounter would develop into a long-term relationship.
Now, the product of that initial meeting—a film biography titled "Forgotten . . .
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