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    Matthew Henson

    Explorer

    Matthew Alexander Hensonwas the first African-American Arctic explorer, an associate of Robert Peary on seven voyages over a period of nearly 23 years. They made six voyages and spent a total of 18 years in expeditions. Henson served as a navigator and craftsman, traded with Inuit and learned their language, and was known as Peary's "first man" for these arduous travels... (wikipedia)

    • Born in Nanjemoy, MD
    • Country US
    • Died On 3/9/1955

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