Volume 84 Issue 40 | pp. 52-53 | Meetings
Issue Date: October 2, 2006

Percy Julian, The Movie

Upcoming film celebrates the life and career of a pioneering African American chemist
Department: ACS News

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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