A Black man was one of the first Americans to go to the North Pole



An African American named Matthew Henson was part of Robert Edwin Peary’s first successful U.S. expedition to the North Pole.

They arrived at the North Pole on April 6, 1909. In 2000, Henson was awarded the National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal after his death. Find the most ideas for Black History month at Africa Imports.