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A Journey for the Ages: Matthew Henson and Robert Peary's Historic North Pole Expedition

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By Matthew A. Henson
Introduction by Robert Peary, Class of 1877

In an era when segregation thrived and Jim Crow reigned supreme, adventurer Matthew A. Henson defied racial stereotypes. During his teenage years, Henson sailed on vessels that journeyed across the globe, and it is those experiences that caught the attention of famed arctic explorer Robert Peary. Operating as Peary’s "“first man” on six expeditions that spanned over a quarter of century, Henson was an essential member of all of Peary’s most famous expeditions. Due to his unparalleled skills as a craftsman and his mastery of the dialects of native Northern peoples, Henson was indispensable to the success of these missions.

Of all voyages which Henson and Peary undertook, none is more groundbreaking than their 1909 journey to Greenland, and onto the previously impenetrable North Pole. Together with a small team of four native Intuits, Henson and Peary became the first team to ever reach the geographic North Pole, forever cementing their place as two of the greatest Arctic explorers of all time. In 1937, the Explorer’s Club honored that achievement, inducting Henson as their first ever African-American member.

-From the publisher.

Model #: WBA281-Henson/Peary
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