6 Amazing Facts About the Life of Physicist Herman Russell Branson



Branson was instrumental in researching sickle cell anemia, an ailment that mostly affects Black people. In 1958, Branson and Dr. Frederick Peck released a paper that laid out details about the condition. Even though he was awarded a Nobel Prize, history remembers his contribution in regards to alpha helix. In addition to his work in science, Branson was a powerful ally for historically Black colleges and universities and student financial aid. In a meeting with then-President Richard Nixon, Branson and other educators convinced the Nixon administration to give $30 million in aid for students.