Matthew Henson ~ for 23 years was an associate with Robert Peary in the Arctic.  They may have found the geographic North Pole, but the evidence is not conclusive.

Matthew Henson first African American to explore the Arctic North Pole, a Harvard man and relative of actress Taraji P.

ON April 6, 1909................Matthew Henson reached the North Pole. Traveling with the Admiral Peary Expedition, Henson, with his exceptional navigational skills managed to reach the North Pole almost 45 minutes before Peary and the rest of the men.

Matthew Henson – Aan African American explorer and associate of Robert Peary during various expeditions, the most famous being a 1909 expedition which it was discovered that he was the the first person to reach the geographic North Pole.

Habitat for Humanity adding new homes to Matthew Henson community

Habitat for Humanity adding new homes to Matthew Henson community

MATTHEW HENSON (1866-1955) First Person to Reach the North Pole

Teaching African-American History Month: Matthew Henson - Probably the first man to reach the North Pole

Matthew Henson of Nanjemoy, Maryland. African American Arctic explorer, an associate of Robert Peary on seven voyages over a period of nearly twenty-three years.  -wikipedia-

Matthew Henson of Nanjemoy, Maryland. African American Arctic explorer, an associate of Robert Peary on seven voyages over a period of nearly twenty-three years.

An explorer himself, Dr. Counter reclaimed the reputation of Matthew Henson, who reached the North Pole with Robert Peary.

S. Allen Counter, Who Championed an Unsung Black Explorer, Dies at 73

Allen Counter, Who Championed an Unsung Black Explorer, Dies at 73

Hensen & Peary often recognised as first to North Pole April 9, 1909, though controversy whether they were first or made it at all . Hensen was african american and Peary initially received most of the glory as leader and first white man! There were also  four Innuit helpers -Ootah, Seegloo, Egingway, and Ooqueah ). Matthew Henson was only twelve when he walked from his home in Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland to get a job as a cabin boy on the three-masted merchant ship Katie Hines

North Pole Explorers - RBKC experience of extreme hostile environment, volotile "friendly fire", PG?

Matthew Henson was the exploration partner of Robert Peary who help make the famous first trip to the north pole back in the early part of the 20th century. Mr. Henson was a skilled dog sled driver and may have been the first man to reach the geographic destination back in 1909 but Robert Peary was widely accredited for the feat. The African American Explorer would eventually move to Harlem at the Dunbar Apartments at 149th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue until he passed away in 1955.

Matthew Henson, exploration partner of Robert Peary who made the first trip to the north pole.

Birth of the Cool: 20 Black Style Pioneers: Style: GQMatthew Henson 1866-1955 Arctic explorer

Birth of the Cool: 20 Black Style Pioneers

Matthew Alexander Henson, African American explorer and associate of Robert Peary on multiple expeditions, including the 1909 expedition in which he planted the American flag as the first person to reach the Geographic North Pole

Matthew Henson was an African American explorer best known as the co-discoverer of the North Pole with Robert Edwin Peary in 1909.

Explorer Matthew Henson traveled with Robert E. Peary on many expeditions, including that to the North Pole in He is pictured here in

North Pole Legacy : The Search for the Arctic Offspring of Robert Peary and Matthew Henson (Reprint)

North Pole Legacy : The Search for the Arctic Offspring of Robert Peary and Matthew Henson (Reprint)

Robert Peary, Matthew Henson, North Pole, Arctic, Robert Ri'chard

Matthew Henson - greatblackheroes.com

Matthew Henson was the co-discoverer of the North Pole in the early century. While he did not receive credit at the time, history has looked fondly upon

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