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.
General Lusius Quietus And His Nubian Cavalry Unit
Lusius Quietus was the son of a Mauretanian chieftain, who’s loyalty to Roman emperor Caligula during a (40 A .D.) uprising in northern Morocco, earned his family a gift of Roman citizenship in Italy. In Italy the young Lusius joined the Roman army and was recognized and rewarded with an equestrian rank by emperor Domitian, but he was latter discharged for insubordination .
Upon emperor Trajan assuming the royal throne, Lusius was reinstated into the legions and made commander of an auxiliary cavalry unit, which distinguished it self in Rome’s victorious wars with Dacia in (101-102 A.D. and (105- 106 A.D.) present day, Romania. They’re gallantry in those wars will forever be Immortalize on Trajan’s Column, completed in 113 A.D. in Rome Italy. His later exploits in service to Rome earned him the titles of senator, and governor. Historians have theorized that the new Roman emperor Hadrian, had Quietus assassinated in ( 118 A.D.) out of jealousy for his popularity amongst the Roman citizens and army.
Black Roman General, Lusius Quietus and his Nubian cavalry unit will be making an appearance in the new episode of the black web series, Black Archaeologist ‘Way Black In Time #6’.