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Barbara Hillary (adventurer)

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Barbara Hillary (adventurer)

Barbara Hillary (born 12 June 1931, San Juan Hill, Manhattan, currently known as Lincoln Center[1]) was the first known African-American woman to reach the North Pole, which she did at the age of 75 in 2007.[2] She subsequently reached the South Pole in January 2011 at the age of 79, becoming the first African-American woman to reach both poles.[3]

Awards and honors


External links

  • Barbara Hillary's personal website
  • Resolution from 110th Congress H.Res. 466
  • CNN Interview 5/18/09: Black woman reaches North Pole
  • Interview: "Fear makes you more careful"
  • I Know a Woman Like That- Documentary by Elaine Madsen
  • Seattle Times article: "75-year-old cancer survivor skis to North Pole"
  • Aging Horizons Bulletin: "Pioneering Black Woman Proves Dreams Have No Expiry Date"
  • Cross-Country Skiier Magazine: "On Top of the World"
  • Women's Adventure Magazine: "The Arctic's Grande Dame"
  • Advance for Radiation Oncology: "Lessons From the North Pole"
  • New Yorker Magazine: True North"
  • Toledo Blade: "Black woman, 75, skis to North Pole and marks a first"
  • The Doctor Weighs In: "Barbara Hillary – a new kind of oldster"

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