April 27, 2014

OURstory: Barbara Hillary is First Black Woman to the North Pole

I know that Matthew Henson was the first Black man to the North Pole (assuming that Santa Claus ain't a brother!). I suspect that most of us cannot name the first Black woman to the North Pole. The answer?

75-year old cancer survivor Barbara Hillary holds the honor of being the first Black woman to make it to the North Pole. She accomplished the feat on April 27, 2007.

When told that no Black woman had ever made it to the North Pole, Sis. Hillary said, "What's wrong with this picture?". I encourage villagers to check out her website.

Wouldn't you agree that Barbara Hillary is a remarkable woman?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hip Hip Hoooooooraaaaay Ms. Barbara!!!