The First Man to Reach the North Pole was an African American Desk Clerk the World Forgot
Some years ago I read the book written by Admiral Robert Peary, the """first""" person to the North Pole, so now I'm reading "A Negro Explorer at the North Pole," about the actual first person there. You can get it on Gutenberg https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20923
Of course, just because this one's written by a black guy doesn't mean racist things aren't happening.
I just read about the meteorites before I fell asleep, so now I'm mad about that all over again. https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/Peary_Finds_the_Cape_York_Meteorites/
@error_1202 I *just* got to the bit about the meteorites and was also about to comment on it. :-(
History is messy.
In 1944 Henson was awarded the Peary Polar Expedition Medal
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