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First Men to Reach North Pole  April 6, 1909.  In February 1909, American Navy engineer Robert Peary, several Inuit tribesmen, and fellow American of African descent, Matthew Henson, left their ship anchored at Ellesmere Island’s Cape Sheridan. After traveling 480 miles the men reached the geographic North Pole.

sovietpropaganda: “ First Photo of the North Pole “ In April Admiral Robert Peary and his team (pictured here), including Inuits Ooqeah, Ooatah, Egingwah, and Seeglo and fellow American Matthew.

Rosa Parks’ mugshot, 1955

Rosa Parks,Honoured only years later. Was a civil rights activist who refused to give her seat away to a white passenger on a 'coloured' section of the bus. Her act and the Montgomery bus boycott are important events to the civil rights movement.

"The boat journey promised even worse hardships than those through which we had but recently passed. Yet so strong was the men’s affection for Shackleton, so great was their loyalty to him, that they responded as though they had not undergone any of the experiences that so often destroy those sentiments. They were as eager to accompany him as they had been on the first of August, 1914, the day upon which we had sailed nearly two years before."

Leadership Lessons From Ernest Shakleton

“For scientific leadership, give me Scott; for safe and efficient travel, Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when there seems to be no way out, get on your knees and pray for.

Desperate: The crew, hauling the James Caird behind them, after their ship the Endurance was broken up. Shackleton and five of his men made the open boat journey to South Georgia Island in the tiny James Caird

evacuation children

A policeman makes sure young evacuees are on the correct train out of London for evacuation, (Press Association). I cant imagine having to make the decision to send my child away during this time without me. How heartbreaking!

Comanche/African American Family, ca. 1910s (Antique Store's Drawer)

Researcher Angela Walton-Raji has been studying African-Native genealogy for over 20 years. The Comanche family pictured here is from the early (Courtesy Sam DeVenney)

Hubert Hudson, Navigating officer of the Endurance pictured with two emporer penguin chicks.

Hubert Hudson, Navigating officer of the Endurance pictured with two emperor penguin chicks.

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Leonard Hussey and Samson, members of the Endurance expedition. Photo by Frank Hurley, 1915

Looks like Yellowknife

Blizzard at Cape Denison, Antarctica Whetter & Close trying to get ice for drinking water from glacier adjacent to the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) winter quarters; photo by Frank Hurley, 1912 via: New South Wales State Libary

Edwin Peary. The first to reach the North Pole http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/photos/2009/04/03/peary-cp-6504327.jpg

This American explorer is today regarded as the first man who reached the North Pole in He bears this honor in spite of several claims that his expedition did not reach the pole.

Nevada City 1866

Henry Plummer, Sheriff of Bannack, Montana, allegedly played both sides of the law before being hanged by vigilantes.

America, 1870

Merrily assists her landlady with her laundry service. // A Victorian woman and young girl hard at work on the family's laundry,