Matthew Henson's Journey To The North Pole

Satisfactory Essays

Matthew Henson, born on August 8, 1866 and died on March 9, 1955. Explorer Robert Edwin Peary had hired him as his valet for his journeys. After many decades, they had explored the Arctic for two long decades and on April 6, 1909, Henson, Edwin, and the rest of their crew had arrived to the North Pole, being the first ones said to reach the North Pole.
To us nowadays, arriving to the North Pole is merely small accomplishment, but for the past, it was a great one. It took so many attempts to reach the place and many gave up, thinking it was impossible. This is why I chose Henson. Even though he was overlooked at the time for being African-American, he never gave up and he had made such a large accomplishment with his employer after two or more

Get Access