On April 23, 2007, Barbara Hillary became the first African American woman to reach the North Pole.
She was also the first African American woman to reach the South Pole.
Barbara died in 2019 at the age of 88.
Magazine, S. (2019, November 27). Barbara Hillary, a pioneering African-American adventurer, dies at 88. Smithsonian.com. Retrieved April 1, 2023, from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/barbara-hillary-pioneering-african-american-adventurer-has-died-180973663/