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‘Determination’ Carnival mural frieze
From Hackney to the North Pole - Matthew Henson and Dwayne Fields
Matthew Henson - 1866 to 1955
African American Explorer
In 1909 Matthew Henson became the first man
to walk to the North Pole.
Dwayne Fields - Born 1983
British Explorer living in Hackney, East London.
Inspired by Matthew Henson, in 2010 Dwayne Fields became the first Black British man to walk to the North Pole
Dwayne is currently planning his trip to the South Pole.
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