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Who is Matthew Henson?

You've heard about the adventuresome Admiral Robert Peary, credited with discovering the North Pole. But have you heard about Matthew Henson? Henson, a 21-year-old African American born in Charles County, Maryland, joined Peary as a navigational expert in 1887. After surveying a canal route through Nicaragua, the two took on their next adventure into the frigid Arctic Circle. After six polar expeditions together, Henson, Peary and four Inuit Eskimos earned credit as the first men to reach the North Pole on April 6, 1909.

 


Coloring Contest

To celebrate Black History Month, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum invites kids age 10 and under to enter to win great prizes in a coloring contest. Just color in Matthew Henson, then mail in your entry with name, age, address and phone to: Coloring Contest, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, PO Box 636, St. Michaels, MD 21663. All entries must be received by Sunday, Feb. 28. Winners will be notified in March.
Click here for a larger picture to color.


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Volume VII Number 5
February 4-10, 1999
New Bay Times

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