Barbara Hillary 88-year-old from New York wasthe first African American woman on record toreach both the North Pole and the South Pole

Barbara Hillary (June 12, 1931 – November 23, 2019)[1][2] was an American nurse, publisher, adventurer, and inspirational speaker. Born in New York City, she attended the New School University, from which she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in gerontology. Following her education, she became a nurse as well as founding the Arverne Action Association and the Peninsula Magazine.
After retiring from nursing, Hillary sought adventure dog-sledding in Quebec and photographing polar bears in Manitoba.[7]When she learned that no black woman had reached the North Pole, she was determined to become the first one to do so.

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