Google honors late chemist Percy Julian with today’s Google doodle.
His research led to advances in birth control and treatments for both arthritis and glaucoma.
After establishing his own laboratory, Julian became one of America’s first black millionaires when he sold it in 1961.
In 1973, Julian was the first black chemist ever to be elected to the National Academy of the Sciences.
Today would have been Julian’s 115th birthday.
This Google doodle is the latest in Google’s effort to diversify their doodles.
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