​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.