Grade 7, Tennessee, 3/22/1999
Matthew Henson should be entered into the Black History Trailblazers Honor Roll. First of all, he discovered the North Pole. Robert E. Peary, his partner, and Matthew discovered the North Pole in 1909. Secondly, Henson never got the recognition for discovering the North Pole. Instead, the 1910 expedition team got the recognition because there was no African-American on the team. Another reason he should be inducted into the Honor Roll is because he is a great artic explorer. He is a national hero that is recognized by all. Henson discovered the North Pole and proved himself a great man and a great African American.
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