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Nova-Percy Julian-Forgotten Genius

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His house was firebombed. He lost his job on the eve of the Depression. He took on powerful, entrenched interests in the scientific establishment and overcame countless obstacles to become a world-class chemist, a self-made millionaire, and a humanitarian. Yet despite his achievements, Percy Julian's story is largely unknown.

The grandson of Alabama slaves, Julian broke the color barrier in American science more than a decade before Jackie Robinson did in baseball. A brilliant innovator, he discovered a way to turn soybeans into synthetic steroids on an industrial scale, helping to make drugs like cortisone available to millions.

In Forgotten Genius, a special two-hour presentation starring Tony-award winning actor Ruben Santiago-Hudson, NOVA brings Julian's scientific breakthroughs and gripping biography to life, with vivid period reenactments based on newly opened family archives and interviews with dozens of colleagues and relatives.

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Studio PBS
SKU 204071342
UPC 783421415294
UPC 14 00783421415294
Format DVD
Release Date 4/19/2007
Aspect Ratio
Letterbox  1.33:1 [4:3]
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Name Nova
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Percy Julian - Featuring
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DVD
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Actor Nova
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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Blogcritics Magazine ...really something quite special...incredibly well put together.
David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun ...an elegant exploration of scientific accomplishment and racial prejudice overcome.
Felicia R. Lee, The New York Times ...no only riveting, but also one of the most ambitious projects in the 34-year history of Nova.
Florangela Davila, Seattle Times ...crisp, attractive and eloquent storytelling...
Ken Parish Perkins, Chicago Defender ...a marvel of a documentary...
Kevin McDonough, United Features Syndicate A story of intelligence, inspiration, hard work, discipline and perseverance.
Tanner Stransky, Entertainment Weekly ...a stirring portrait of a great man...

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