Matthew Henson – Black History Month
Discovered The Top Of The World, The North Pole.
A black man named Matthew Henson, along with his fellow explorer, Robert Perry were the first to reach and discover the top of the world, the North Pole in 1909. Explorers had been trying and dying for centuries to accomplish this task. While most of Hensen and Perry’s party had to turn back because of the harsh Acrtic weather conditions, On April 6th 1909, Henson followed by Perry, finally reached their goal. Black history month.
Note (The two explorers; Henson and Perry are buried side by side in Arlington National Cemetery.)
1. – Forgotten NewsMakers, Matthew Hesson (1866-1955) First Person To Reach The North Pole.
2. Matthew Henson By MaryAnn N. Weidt
Female Black Pharaoh Of Egypt
The Confederate Flag
Defending Slavery And Treason
One can’t help but notice how members of the republican party have been pointing out that the democrats created the Confederate flag in the 1800’s. They also point to the fact that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, conveniently leaving out that during the administrations of presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy and especially Johnson, the political parties philosophies switched, with racist democrats joining the republican party and moral republicans joining the democrats. Now it’s the republicans and their racist southern base that have defended the Confederate flag all these years. If the democrats had they’re way they would have taken it down long ago, along with all the other racist symbols and monuments of white supremacy. There’s nothing honorable about defending slavery or treason or terrorism.
By Michael Lambert