A Sistah Literally on Top of the World


Photo: Courtesy Modernage Photo Services, NYC. © 2007 Barbara H. Hillary, all rights reserved.

Barbara Hillary (born June 12, 1931) was the first known African-American woman to reach the North Pole, which she did at the age of 75 in 2007.

After retiring as a nurse, Hillary became fascinated with arctic travel. She found new challenges learning snowmobiling and dog sledding in the United States and Canada. During this time she became aware that no African-American woman had reached the North Pole. On April 23, 2007, after overcoming many obstacles Hillary reached the North Pole.

Barbara is a graduate of the New School University and earned Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Professional Studies Degrees. As a Gerontology major, Hillary utilized her education to tailor staff development in nursing homes and related facilities to meet the current expectations of the aging population. This approach included a strong emphasis concerning sensitizing the staff to their own aging process, as deliverers of human services to the elderly. source wiki click for more info

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