African Americans on Postage Stamps

Percy Lavon Julian


29-cent Percy Lavon Julian stamp
The Percy Lavon Julian stamp was issued January 29, 1993.

Percy Lavon Julian won fame as a research chemist. He synthesized cortisone for arthritis, a drug for glaucoma, and progesterone. For his outstanding contribution to chemistry and medical science, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1990.

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