Was a brave african-american arctic explorer, and the co-discoverer of the north pole. Matthew alexander henson (august 8, 1866 – march 9, 1955) was an american explorer who accompanied robert peary on seven voyages to the arctic over a. Matthew henson  1866–1955 codiscoverer of the north pole  at a glance colored man,” wrote matthew henson in his autobiography, a black explorer at the shortly before leaving on his last polar voyage in 1907, henson married.
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Legendary african-american arctic explorer matthew henson was born into poverty, ran away from home and went to sea at age 12 yet he grew up to become. Matthew henson notorious for discovering the north pole, matthew henson was the first african-american arctic explorer born on august 8,. This african-american explorer was the first man to stand on top of the world. Matthew henson was an african-american explorer who discovered the they explored the arctic, and on april 6, 1909, peary, henson and. By jeri ferris arctic explorer: the story of matthew henson.
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Largely ignored for nearly a century, matthew henson made big contributions to polar exploration. Matthew henson was a famous black explorer named henson as his “first man” and for the next 20 years the pair traveled to the arctic. August 8th, 2016, marks the 150th birthday of african american arctic explorer matthew henson, an expert navigator, sled dog driver, hunter,. This photo shows arctic explorer matthew alexander henson, who was a member of commodore robert e peary's 1909 expedition to the north pole henson.
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