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March 25, 2023
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Making History

On Jan. 15, 1940, during Adm. Richard E. Byrd’s third expedition to Antarctica, a special moment in polar history occurred. George Gibbs Jr. became the first person of African descent to step onto the continent. Gibbs’ daughter, Leilani Henry, is writing a memoir about her father’s life to keep that story alive.

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