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Friday | August 14, 2020

To the person who said, Goin' cabin buildin' on the feedback form yesterday, please invite me over when you're done. I'll bring beer.

Little Known Explorer

matthew henson

The first explorers to reach the North Pole were bound for glory and worldwide fame, not to mention certain sponsorship for any other expedition they concocted. The stage was set for drama, but no one would predict the twists and (still) unsolved controversy that would unfold.

Central to the story, though rarely invoked by name, was Matthew Henson. Henson deserves to be known for much more important qualifications than the color of his skin, but at a time when many African-Americans were facing unbearable social restrictions, Henson became an global adventurer of the first degree. Read - 6 minutes