Dr. Joan Murrell Owens

Dr.Joan Murell Owens was the first female African-American marine biologist and button coral expert. Dr.Owens grew up in a household that put education first as she showed a passion for the sea and its inhabitants from a young age.

Dr. Percy Lavon Julian

Dr. Percy Lavon Julian was one of the foremost chemists in the 20th century. He was one of six children to two middle class parents in Montgomery, Alabama, and all of his siblings attended college.