Matthew Alexander Henson was the first African-American Arctic explorer, an associate of Robert Peary on seven voyages over a period of nearly 23 years. Henson served as a navigator and craftsman, traded with Inuit and learned their language, and was known as Peary's "first man" for these arduous travels.
"A Negro Explorer at the North Pole" is a famous short story by Matthew A. Henson. In order to know what made America great — each of us should read and study more about the nations, people and folk! This short story describes traditions, habits and life of the African Americans. "A Negro Explorer at the North Pole" demonstrates a lot of facts about their nations. This work of the author has a historical point of view. If you are interested in in-depth study of different nations and races — this story will be for you!