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Dr. Jesse J. Hargrove is a noted author, neologist, and distinguished educator, poet, photographer, futurist, and scholar who believes that poetry plays a key role in society to communicate and inform humanity concerning how the world can be made better for all to achieve greatness. He loves public education and says that it can serve a greater purpose. Poetry can allow for it to keep pace with the new shifts in societal changes which have been prompted by national and global events. He encourages parents to read more poetry to their children as well as to educate them about the importance of going to school and getting a good education. One of his research areas focuses on a new generation of learners in America, whom he refers to as the Deuce Millennium Generation. He uses ethnography as a research medium to capture a snapshot picture of the culture under study. He was born in rural Gough, Georgia where his great grandmother Celia Adams was an ex-slave and a mid-wife who lived from March 12, 1856-March 21, 1942. He was born 100 years after the birth of his great grandfather who was born on February 22, 1853. His great grandfather, Solomon Hargrove, was an educator who taught children to read and write, but was tragically lynched in 1893 for organizing his free school at Eden Baptist Church which his wife Celia helped to found in Louisville, Georgia in 1885. His mother instilled within him a love for education. He developed a love for reading in fourth grade and graduated with honors and was ranked 9th in his Class of 1971 from Dillard High School. Hargrove graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dillard University in New Orleans in 1975 and majored in Spanish Education after earning scholarships to study at two schools in Guadalajara, Mexico during the summer and a junior year exchange program at the University of California at Berkeley. Arthur Jensen and William Shockley studied him and his peers from Historically Black

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