Matthew Henson was the exploration partner of Robert Peary who help make the famous first trip to the north pole back in the early part of the 20th century. Mr. Henson was a skilled dog sled driver and may have been the first man to reach the geographic destination back in 1909 but Robert Peary was widely accredited for the feat. The African American Explorer would eventually move to Harlem at the Dunbar Apartments at 149th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue until he passed away in 1955.

Matthew Henson, exploration partner of Robert Peary who made the first trip to the north pole.

ON April 6, 1909................Matthew Henson reached the North Pole. Traveling with the Admiral Peary Expedition, Henson, with his exceptional navigational skills managed to reach the North Pole almost 45 minutes before Peary and the rest of the men.

Matthew Henson – Aan African American explorer and associate of Robert Peary during various expeditions, the most famous being a 1909 expedition which it was discovered that he was the the first person to reach the geographic North Pole.

Matthew Henson ~ for 23 years was an associate with Robert Peary in the Arctic.  They may have found the geographic North Pole, but the evidence is not conclusive.

Matthew Henson first African American to explore the Arctic North Pole, a Harvard man and relative of actress Taraji P.

MATTHEW HENSON (1866-1955) First Person to Reach the North Pole

Teaching African-American History Month: Matthew Henson - Probably the first man to reach the North Pole

Matthew Henson of Nanjemoy, Maryland. African American Arctic explorer, an associate of Robert Peary on seven voyages over a period of nearly twenty-three years.  -wikipedia-

Matthew Henson of Nanjemoy, Maryland. African American Arctic explorer, an associate of Robert Peary on seven voyages over a period of nearly twenty-three years.

Matthew Henson Word Search (Grades 3-5)

Matthew Henson Word Search (Grades 3-5)

Hensen & Peary often recognised as first to North Pole April 9, 1909, though controversy whether they were first or made it at all . Hensen was african american and Peary initially received most of the glory as leader and first white man! There were also  four Innuit helpers -Ootah, Seegloo, Egingway, and Ooqueah ). Matthew Henson was only twelve when he walked from his home in Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland to get a job as a cabin boy on the three-masted merchant ship Katie Hines

North Pole Explorers - RBKC experience of extreme hostile environment, volotile "friendly fire", PG?

Aug 8, 1866 Matthew Henson born in Charles County, MD. The son of two freeborn black sharecroppers, was hired by explorer Robert Edwin Peary as his valet for expeditions. For over two decades, they explored the Arctic, and on April 6, 1909, Peary, Henson and the rest of their team made history, becoming the first people to reach the North Pole—or at least  they claimed to have. Henson died in New York City on March 9, 1955.

African-American Matthew Henson accompanied Robert Edwin Peary on the first successful U. expedition to the North Pole, reaching their destination on April In Henson was posthumously awarded the National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal.

Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson

Matthew Henson and Admiral Robert Peary reach the North Pole. Matthew Alexander Henson was an African American explorer and associate of Robert Peary on various expeditions, the most famous being a 1909 expedition during which he was the 1st person to reach the Geographic North Pole. REACHING THE NO...Matthew Henson and Admiral Robert Peary reach the North Pole. Matthew Alexander Henson was an African American explorer and associate of Robert Peary on various expeditions, the most famous…

Matthew Henson and Admiral Robert Peary reach the North Pole. Matthew Alexander Henson was an African American explorer and associate of Robert Peary on.

I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer by Carole Boston Weatherford, Eric Velasquez (Illustrations)

Check your local library for: I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer by Carole Boston Weatherford, Eric Velasquez (Illustrations)

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