Barbara Hillary (adventurer)

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Barbara Hillary (June 12, 1931 – November 23, 2019)[1][2] was the first known black woman to reach the North Pole, which she did at the age of 75 in 2007.[3] She reached the South Pole in January 2011 at the age of 79, becoming the first African-American woman on record to make it there and the first black woman to reach both poles.[4] She was born in New York City.

Hillary died at a hospital in New York City on November 23, 2019 of lung and breast cancer, aged 88.[5]

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  2. "Barbara Hillary Biography". Archived from the original on 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
  3. Barr, Meghan (March 26, 2016). "75-year-old cancer survivor skis to North Pole". Seattle Times. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  4. Alford, Henry (February 28, 2011). "My Unhealthy Diet? It Got Me This Far". New York Times. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  5. "Barbara Hillary, First Black Woman to Reach the Poles, Is Dead at 88". The New York Times. November 27, 2019.