Did you know that when Matthew Henson and Robert Peary traveled to the North Pole, they walked behind, not on, 12 foot sleds pulled by dogs? In 1909, after eighteen years of expeditions, they became the first men to reach the North Pole. Although instrumental to this achievement, Henson was denied the accolades that should have followed because he was African American. It was not until more than thirty years later that people outside of the African-American community gave him the recognition he deserved.

Matthew Henson 2005, National Geographic School Pub

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Matthew Henson 2003, Lerner Classroom, Minneapolis, MN

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Matthew Henson 2002, Lerner Publications

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