Bithdate - 08/08/1866
Birth place - Nanjemoy , Maryland
- First African American Arctic Explorer
- Recognized as the first person to reach the North Pole in 1909
- Recorded his Arctic memoirs, A Negro Explorer at the North Pole, in 1912
- In 1937, became the first African American accepted into, The Explorers Club, due to his Achievement.
- Made six voyages and spent a total of 18 years in expeditions.
- At the age of 70, received an award from U.S. Navy and gold medal from Chicago Geographic Society.