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Percy Lavon Julian

Scientist and Humanitarian

 

—1899-1975 —

 
Percy Lavon Julian Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 3, 2014
1. Percy Lavon Julian Marker
Inscription. Born on the west side of Holt Street, April 11, 1899, Percy Lavon Julian entered Depauw University in 1916; graduated in chemistry with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Earned master's from Harvard, Ph.D. at the University of Vienna. His studies led to a synthetic drug for glaucoma. Experiments with soybean oils resulted in Compound S, an affordable synthetic form of cortisone for arthritis treatment. Julian's work included developments in production of artificial hormones and a foam for fighting fires on board ships. Dedicated to relieving human suffering, he held over 130 patents at his death in April 1975. U.S. issued postage stamp in his honor in 1992.
 
Erected 1995 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 32° 21.889′ N, 86° 19.243′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of South Holt Street and Bullock Street, on the right when traveling south on South Holt Street. Click for map. Located across the street from Holt Street Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 South Holt Street, Montgomery AL 36108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holt Street Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); Highway Construction Destroys Historic Black Neighborhoods
Percy Lavon Julian marker & area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 3, 2014
2. Percy Lavon Julian marker & area
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sherman W. White, Jr. (about 600 feet away); Loveless School/Henry Allen Loveless (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Bus Boycott to Voting Rights: Community Activism 1955-65 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal AME Zion Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Cleveland Court Apartments (approx. ¼ mile away); Black Churches Provide Significant Support for the March and Voting (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Percy Lavon Julian. (Submitted on January 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Percy L. Julian and the Synthesis of Physostigmine. (Submitted on January 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansScience & Medicine
 
Percy Lavon Julian image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy: US Postal Service
3. Percy Lavon Julian
 
 
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