Dr. Percy Lavon Julian overcame #poverty & #segregation to become the first African American chemist inducted into the National Academy of Sciences. Racism persisted throughout his #life & career but so did he.
Black Then-John Carlos was born in Harlem, New York in 1945. After graduating from Machine Trade and Medal High School, he was awarded a full track and field scholarship to East Texas State University (ETSU). He attended ETSU for one year, single-handedly winning the schools first and only track and field Lone Star Conference Championship.
Black History Activity Book - Civil Rights Movement