Dr. Charles Margerison – Meet Percy Julian


Meet Percy Julian, an amazing chemist who was responsible for major breakthroughs in the use of soybean oil, steroids, and cortisone. He was one of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate in chemistry and the first African American chemist inducted into the National Academy of Sciences.

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1899, he faced the struggles of segregation. He beat all odds by getting his high school education, being accepted into university, and finally going on to study at Harvard. His intellectual perseverance and conviction resulted in key breakthroughs in chemistry.

Be inspired by this amazing story as it comes alive through BioViews, a short biographical story similar to an interview. These inspirational audiobooks from Amazing People Worldwide provide a new way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.

Author: Dr. Charles Margerison
Narrator: full cast
Duration: 7 minutes
Released: 19 Feb 2004
Publisher: Amazing People Worldwide
Language: English

User Review:

smash notorious

This is, I am quite sure, an absolutely brilliant book, but it just does not work in audiobook form. Not for me anyway, I am not able to follow without consulting the apparently numerous illustrations of the printed version. Giving up after a chapter and a half! Wonderful narrator by the way, will check out his other work!