Matthew Henson – Black History Month

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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.

MATTHEW HENSON (1866-1955) First Person to Reach the North Pole

2. Matthew Henson By MaryAnn N. Weidt

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Queen Hatshepsut

 

 

Queen Hatshepsut

Female Black Pharaoh Of Egypt

First as regent, then pharaoh, a black woman of Egypt’s 18th dynasty, was ruler of Egypt from (1479 B.C. to 1458 B.C.) her reign is marked for long periods of peace, prosperity, building and restoring, temples to Egypt’s ancient gods, one of her most rememberable achievements was a trade mission she commissioned to the land of Punt, which many scholars say is probably in the area of the present day Somali after her death (1458 B.C,) many statues, reliefs, and murals with her likeness were destroyed, many say by the new pharaoh her nephew Thutmose lll, who’s power historians tell, was usurped by her.
Queen Hatshepsut Of Egypt will be making an appearance in the new Black Archaeologist  animated episode ‘Way Black In Time #2’.  Also check out our media sponsor: lLoveBeingBlack.com
To find more information on the subject:
1. – Black History Studies,  Educating The Community To Educate Themselves
 
 2. – Queen Hatshepsut Of Egypt: The Queen That Would Become Pharaoh.

The Confederate Flag

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
Blackarchaeologist.com