The true story about Robert Peary's forgotten African American employee Mathew Henson who proved crucial in their race to North Pole.

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The true story about Robert Peary's forgotten African American employee Mathew Henson who proved crucial in their race to North Pole.

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Truly excellent
15 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A movie about the horrors, rigors and racism of men crossing the North Pole. The basically unknown story of Matthew Henson who has almost been forgotten from history as the co-discoverer of the North Pole simply because of his race. I think it's about time that history starts being reported for what it really is and not what a biased society of the times wants to perceive it. Delroy Lindo gives an excellent portrayal of Matthew Henson who's ability to co-habitat and communicate with the natives allows he and Perry to reach what was once unreachable. Our nation has great discovers and inventors who should not simply be forgotten because they were of a different race. The struggle and anonymity Matthew Henson endured after his trek should never have happened. This movie does a very good job in reminding us that we are a nation of adventurers.. Black and White.


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