From the deepest recesses of previously unexplored caves to the sky, African American explorers and adventures overcame injustice, prejudice, and inequality to push the boundaries of the frontier, scale the heights, and soar above the clouds. Learn about the lives and accomplishments of Arctic explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, the Lewis and Clark corpsman York, whaling captain Pardon Cook, pilot Bessie Coleman, and other lesser known figures who expanded our knowledge of the world.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Charting the Unknown 6
Chapter 2 Following the Herd 17
Chapter 3 On the High Seas 25
Chapter 4 In the Skies 35
Further Reading 46