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Forgotten Genius

Season 34 Episode 3 | 1h 51m 41s

The grandson of Alabama slaves, Percy Julian met with every possible barrier in a deeply segregated America. He was a man of genius, devotion, and determination. As a black man he was also an outsider, fighting to make a place for himself in a profession and country divided by bigotry—a man who would eventually find freedom in the laboratory.

Aired: 06/01/07

Rating: NR

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