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Thanks Brian in celebration of the many achievement an important milestones by African Americans throughout US history Fox News.
Has teamed up with the -- apprentice program for a very special series it honors a few of these extraordinary people.
And fox supporting her Harris Faulkner joins us with more and you have been the lucky one who gets to meet these wonderful people and report on the -- Like you put it that way we can thank you I feel like -- won the lottery they've been through special connection you know sometimes you do run into this rare individuals a true one of -- -- and when we first began our research for this project we met an absolute spit fire named Barbara Hillary.
Barbour has battled through not one but two different types of cancer and instead of laying low and taking it easy.
She became an adventurer traveling to the North Pole.
A place where no other African American woman had gone before.
I don't think Clinton -- from people.
I think for myself.
And that's what makes people unique about your body but your mind.
Ten years ago if someone had told you that you were going to be the first African American woman to reach the North Pole what -- you -- that I would instead.
Thank you for the vote of confidence but have you lost -- they didn't -- -- Barbara Hillary grew up in Harlem during the great depression and the youngest of two girls her father died before her second birthday.
But -- was raised by strong mother who kept her on it out of trouble.
It was in the Biden was that Bill Clinton.
There was just landed in my home.
Sense of expectation.
Tens of education.
There's no such thing as to GE.
In her mid twenty's doctors discovered two different -- during a routine breast exam it was decided that I would have done this who questions them.
-- young woman on top yes it was it was shocking.
I was raised.
And my mother to a that we're going to be setbacks in the life doesn't -- yeah.
You thought you'd get after them trying that in later life can turn 67 and you have another health care what -- That was Donald -- with a long Kansan.
Doctors had to remove the low for her -- and she lost 25% of her breathing capacity but instead of slowing down she turned it up a notch.
I looked at but -- it.
And I realize.
-- -- -- I'm going to -- in war and married people or just hitting an epidemic today.
How many pitches and you look at.
And as a natural progression -- started to read about the North Pole and I discovered there's no black woman on -- and that the sentence for the on the geographic.
And that was -- motivating force.
What kind of support did you get from the African American community -- black folk who I had lost my mind.
-- most people wouldn't do this at -- Having never had.
What did you think that you could do I saw no reason why couldn't and I'm not being flippant.
It's a -- Believing in yourself an a -- -- Although she never done any fundraising before she made thousands of cold calls and eventually raised more than 25000.
Dollars for the trip of -- lifetime.
And now you're getting close to the Arctic Circle that's going through your mind.
And think that might there with friends and now we are we going to it's the poll when are we going to meet blanking blank loan at seven Kingston.
-- -- Standing on the top of the world.
-- -- -- These days that she waits for her next great adventure she travels around the nation speaking to colleges and university.
And likes to take time to visit the old neighborhood.
When I come to -- him.
I'm overwhelmed emotionally it doesn't.
Stand back and it's -- mostly.
Scary experience to come back.
The good here filming it going Mexican -- -- -- they call it soul food for reasons that you civilized places left where let's face it.
Food if that's what else is there.
-- wouldn't want people to take from your story I would like people of color you know.
That we don't have to be stereotype.
More -- all due respect to people who played football and baseball we can also do the things if you want to.
Since that trip -- Hillary has become the first African American woman to stand on both polls because last year at 79 she went to the South Pole.
She told me she's not done yet although she wouldn't say exactly where she's going -- she says it will be another first and this time.
The -- it's going to be a little warmer so we'll stay in touch with her.
Wow I like her she tells it like it is and she doesn't it she's she actually achieve that -- -- I love it -- -- -- next week America's largest city in the Big Apple right here in New York elected its first black mayor and the 1990s.
And for the first time former mayor David Dinkins returns to legendary Gracie Mansion to -- down.
For an interview.
The victories the memories and his indelible imprint on history don't miss it.
We'll continue our journey that's Black History Month and rounded out next week -- journey we're on together -- through our shared.
I've really enjoyed seeing all these pieces that you put together I know you've had a lot of fun to thank.
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