Barbara Hillary (adventurer)

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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]

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  2. ^ Barr, Meghan (7 May 2007). "75-year-old cancer survivor skis to North Pole". Seattle Times. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Alford, Henry (28 February 2011). "My Unhealthy Diet? It Got Me This Far". New York Times. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 

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