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        NOVA: Percy Julian: Forgotten Genius | Making Cortisone From Plants

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        Adapted from NOVA: "Forgotten Genius." Journal papers reproduced by permission of the American Chemical Society. Photographs courtesy of Chicago Defender, Ian Sanderson/Getty Images, and SCIENCE NEWS, the weekly magazine of science, copyright 1950 by Science Service. Footage and photographs courtesy of the Mayo Clinic, Merck and Monsanto. Music composed by Claudio Ragazzi.


        NOVA: "Forgotten Genius"

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        Project Funded By:

        Funder: The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation-grayscale Funder: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

        Project Credits:

        The Teachers' Domain Percy Julian Chemistry and Civil Rights Resources Collection 2007 is a collaborative production of WGBH Educational Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive. Major funding for this project is provided by The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

        Production Credits

        Project Management

        Denise Blumenthal, Director, Educational Productions

        Karen Cariani, Director, Media Library

        Christine Dietlin, Senior Producer

        Ted Sicker, Executive Producer, Teachers' Domain

        Amy Tonkonogy, Video Executive Producer

        Resource Production Team

        Stephanie Boutin, Associate Producer

        Mary Ellen Gardiner, Production Manager

        Jim Geis, Web Developer

        Lily Ladd, Production Coordinator

        Lisa Rosenthal, Designer

        Content Development

        Steven Bedard, Content Producer

        Anna Brooks, Editorial Producer

        Emily Lu, Content Producer

        Melanie MacFarlane, Content Producer

        Christopher Riegle, Content Producer

        Web Production, Design, and Development

        Jon Alper, Video Technology Director

        Jamie Biggar, Senior Developer

        Joe Brandt, Senior Developer

        Bob Donahue, Senior Developer

        Jason Kahn, Systems Support

        Dan Paquin, Web Developer

        Peter Pinch, Director of Technology

        Christian Wise, Senior Designer

        Business Management

        Jim Barton, Business and Operations Manager

        Maria Constantinides, Business Manager

        Amy Stahl, Unit Manager

        Core Content Advisors

        Jim Carter, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

        Steven Cohen, Tufts University

        Sally Crissman, TERC

        Nancy Finkelstein, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

        Alex Griswold, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

        Gillian Puttick, TERC

        Copy Editor

        Cindy Bond

        Additional Assistance

        Leslie Coles, Office Coordinator

        Susan Chopnick, Intern

        Weiling Guo, Intern


        Alisha Jansky

        Resource Credits


        James Anderson

        Virginia Cassin

        Donald J. Cook

        Earl Dailey

        Ned Heindel

        Judah Folkman

        Cliff Johnson

        Percy Julian, Jr.

        John Kenly Smith

        Michael Klagsbrun

        Willie Pearson

        Gregory Petsko

        Charles Plotz

        Helen Printy

        Roberta L. Raymond

        Dagmar Ringe

        Gregory Robinson

        Yuen Shin

        Peter Walton

        Bruce Zetter

        Media Sources

        American Chemical Society

        American Museum of Natural History Library, Special Collections

        AP Images

        Chicago Defender

        Chicago Tribune

        Cleveland Public Library

        Earl Dailey

        DePauw University Archives

        Dunbar Armored, Inc.

        Judah Folkman

        Francis Miller/Getty Images

        Arnold Hirsch

        The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest

        Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site Interpretive Staff

        The Moorland-Springarn Research Center, Howard University Archives

        Ian Sanderson/Getty Images

        ICI Paints

        Cliff Johnson

        Jim Letton

        Mayo Clinic

        Merck & Co., Inc.

        Milwaukee Journal


        NOVA/WGBH Educational Foundation

        Penn State University Archives, Russell Marker Papers

        Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK

        SCIENCE NEWS, the weekly magazine of science

        SPL/Photo Researchers

        Corrie Schweigler

        Forest & Kim Starr

        Peter Walton

        Additional still photography by Percy L. Julian, Jr.

        Music by Claudio Ragazzi

        Additional Music by Tom Martin and David Grimes

        Special thanks to AFTRA and AF of M for granting permission to use segments produced with participation of their members.

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