A Black Explorer at the North Pole


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When Robert F. Peary claimed discovery of the North Pole on April 6, 1909, the only other American to stand beside him was a black man, Matthew A. Henson. A native of Charles County, Maryland, Henson accompanied Peary on eight Arctic journeys between 1891 and 1909. His skill in interpreting the language of the North Greenland Eskimos, in building boats and repairing sledges, and in driving dog teams was essential to the ultimate success of the admiral, who wrote, "I can't get along without him." Yet Henson was for the most ...

A Black Explorer at the North Pole 2001, Reprint Services Corporation

ISBN-13: 9780781281775



A Black Explorer at the North Pole 1989, Bison Books, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803272453

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