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Getting an education

Nova (Television program). [2007-02-06]. Forgotten genius--excerpts

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Title:Getting an education | Nova (Television program). [2007-02-06]. Forgotten genius--excerpts

This video segment, adapted from NOVA, uses reenactment footage to chronicle the education of Percy Julian, the African American chemist who pioneered the development of synthetic hormones. Julian's early educational years paralleled an educational movement that prepared African Americans for industrial jobs, the growing white supremacist movement, and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. Julian would eventually move north, and finally to Europe to earn his Ph.D.

Includes a background essay, discussion questions, and alignments to teaching standards.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Collection funded by The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Grade range: 6-12.

Lesson plans in Teachers Domain using this resource: Strategies for an Equal Education.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Biographies | MovingImage
Subjects:Julian, Percy Lavon, 1899-1975 | African American chemists | African American students--Alabama--Montgomery | African Americans--Violence against | Intimidation--United States | African Americans--Social conditions | African Americans--Education | Discrimination in education--United States | Discrimination in employment--United States | African Americans--Education (Higher) | Segregation in higher education--United States | United States, Alabama, Montgomeryi, 32.366805, -86.299969 | United States, Alabama, Jefferson County, 33.5543144, -86.8964904 | United States, Indiana, Greencastle | United States, Indiana, Putnam County | United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge, 42.373616, -71.109733 | United States, Massachusetts, Middlesex County, 42.4855454, -71.3918373
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

©2007 WGBH Educational Foundation. All rights reserved. Footage courtesy of Monsanto. Journal papers reproduced by permission of the American Chemical Society. Still photographs and images courtesy of the Library, American Museum of Natural History Library; Chicago Defender; the Cleveland Public Library; Corrie Schweigler; DePauw University Archives; Earl Dailey; Francis Miller/Getty Images; Jim Letton; ICI Paints; the Moorland-Springarn Research Center, Howard University Archives; and Peter Walton. Additional still photography by Percy L. Julian, Jr.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

Forms part of: Nova (PBS Television Series).

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