Reclaiming a Black Research Scientist’s Forgotten Legacy

This gave me chills!

On the day that Percy L. Julian graduated at the top of his class at DePauw University, his great-grandmother bared her shoulders and, for the first time, showed him the deep scars that remained from a beating she had received as a slave during the last days of the Civil War. She then clutched his Phi Beta Kappa key in her hand and said, “This is worth all the scars.”

Advertisements
Published in: on February 7, 2007 at 1:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://donkeyod.wordpress.com/2007/02/07/reclaiming-a-black-research-scientist%e2%80%99s-forgotten-legacy/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: