By Matthew A. Henson,S. Allen Counter,Robert E. Peary
Of all voyages which Henson and Peary undertook, none is extra groundbreaking then their 1909 trip to Greenland, and onto the formerly impenetrable North Pole. including a small workforce of 4 local Intuits, Henson and Peary turned the 1st workforce to ever succeed in the geographic North Pole, ceaselessly cementing their position as of the best Arctic explorers of all time. In 1937, the Explorer’s membership commemorated that fulfillment, inducting Henson as their first ever African-American member.
In 1912, Henson chronicled his reminiscences of this old trip in a memoir initially entitled A Negro Explorer on the North Pole. Now reissued as First to the North Pole, this version of Henson’s memoir contains a new foreword by means of Explorer membership president Ted Janulis, emphasizing the significance of Henson’s ancient achievements.
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