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Matthew Henson Memorial  

Annapolis, MD 21401

The plaque in the rotunda of the Maryland State House honors the memory of Matthew Henson, the first man to reach the North Pole, on April 6, 1906, during the Artic expedition of U.S. Navy Commander Robert Edwin Peary. This was the first state-sponsored memorial to an African-American in Maryland, 1961.

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