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Matthew Alexander Henson

March 9th in African American History – Matthew Alexander Henson

March 9th, 1955 Matthew Alexander Henson, explorer, died. Henson was born August 8, 1866 in Charles County, Maryland. At the age of 12, he went to sea as a cabin boy and sailed around the world over the next several years. In 1887, he met Commander Robert Peary who recruited him as a colleague and they […]

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