Black History Month Photo a Day: Wednesday, February 17th


Wednesday, February 17th Why did you choose this image? I chose this image because Dr. Percy Julian faced bigotry in all aspects of his life (denied access to school, denied access to faculty positions, his family was threatened, his home burned an bombed) and he somehow managed to be one of the greatest organic chemists of the 20th century, with over 100 patents to his name while he changed medicine and industry. I see a resolve in his face. I see a person who pushed forward against all odds.