Matthew Henson: To the Top of the World!

Hintertales: Stories from the Margins of History

Jan 14 2022 • 33 mins

Matthew Henson was just 12 years old when he walked from Washington D.C. to Baltimore, and into a position as a cabin boy on a merchant ship. But his greatest trek would come three decades later and take him to the very top of the world. Some scholars even believe he was the first man to reach the North Pole.