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S. Allen Counter

A distinguished neurophysiologist and director of the Harvard Foundation, S. Allen Counter is a scientific explorer whose research studies in South America led to the discovery of African-descended people living in the rain forest of Suriname and the Andean mountains.  Dr. Counter also sought and gained proper recognition from the United States for African-American Matthew Henson’s contributions to Arctic exploration.

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