Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Matthew Alexander Henson (August 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955)
I think I'm the first man to sit on top of the world.
Matthew Alexander Henson (August 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955) was an African American explorer and associate of Robert Peary on various expeditions, the most famous being a 1909 expedition during which he may have been the first person to reach the Geographic North Pole.
(Prince Hall Celestial Lodge 3, New York, NY)