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US Barbara Hillary, 1st black woman at North, South Poles, dies

05:45  27 november  2019
05:45  27 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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In 2007, Barbara Hillary became the first known Black woman to reach the North Pole . Seeking another challenge, Hillary took her trek far south — to the South Pole , that is. She reached her destination in January 2011 at the age of 79, cementing herself in history as the first Black woman to

Barbara Hillary , the first black woman on record to reach the North Pole , which she did at the age These expeditions were not without their creature comforts. At the South Pole , for example, she Barbara Hillary was born on June 12, 1931, in Manhattan. Her father died when she was 2. Her

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Hillary, who was in her 70s when she became the first black woman to officially make it to the North and South Poles, has died at 88.

FILE - In this May 3, 2007 file photo Barbara Hillary, 75, shows the parka she wore on her trip to the North Pole, as she is interviewed in New York. Hillary, who was in her 70s when she became the first black woman to officially make it to the North and South Poles, has died at 88. Her death was announced on Saturday, Nov.  23, 2019 on her Twitter account, which said she had gone through “significant health decline in recent months.” It was also announced on her website. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this May 3, 2007 file photo Barbara Hillary, 75, shows the parka she wore on her trip to the North Pole, as she is interviewed in New York. Hillary, who was in her 70s when she became the first black woman to officially make it to the North and South Poles, has died at 88. Her death was announced on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 on her Twitter account, which said she had gone through “significant health decline in recent months.” It was also announced on her website. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

Her death was announced Saturday on her Twitter account, which said she had gone through “significant health decline in recent months.” It was also announced on her website.

Hillary reached the North Pole in 2007 at the age of 75, and the South Pole in 2011 at age 79.

She had retired from a nursing career and survived separate occurrences of breast and lung cancer when she started traveling in the Arctic.

She took on the challenge of making it to the Poles after learning no black woman was on record as having done so.

Afterward, she became a public speaker.

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