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Jonathan T. Jefferson

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Born in 1969 as the seventh of eight children to two Harlem raised parents, I benefited from both the inner-city life of Queens, New York, and childhood summers spent on a farm in rural upstate New York. Academic, professional, and physical accomplishments have punctuated my life. After earning my doctorate from Seton Hall University in 2006 in the area of education leadership, management, and policy, creative pursuits such as self publishing memoirs, poetry, and photography have taken the edge off of an otherwise mundane existence as a public school administrator.

An adventurer by nature, I became the first African American to hike to the top of every mountain in the northeast United States over 4,000' (115 of them) by September of 2000.
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First and Only

 First and Only

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Yesterday I recognized that September 17, 2020, was the twentieth anniversary of one of my many firsts. In fact, it was a first and only. On September 17, 2000, I became the first person of color to hike to the top of every mountain over 4,000 feet in the Northeast United States. At that time, there were thought to be 113 such mountains; two others that I have hiked...

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