Reverend Jerome Dupree was born in 1931, and came to Sarasota when he was 8 years old. He has been heavily involved in the church throughout his life, and has been a pastor for thirty years. Jerome has dedicated much of his life to improving the city and county of Sarasota. He has worked as a schoolteacher and principal of Booker T. Washington High school, has been on the boards and committees of countless organizations such as Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity, Coastal Recovery, Second Chance Last Opportunity, and Sarasota United Need, and has served as county commissioner, vice-mayor, and mayor of Sarasota.
Student Interviewer: Jessica Wopinkski
Jessica Wopinski is a second year Cultural Anthropology student at New College of Florida. She has been living in the Manatee and Sarasota area for the past 5 years, and spends much of her time outside, exploring the diverse ecosystems of the region. She plans to pursue her interest in visual anthropology and hopes to continue her studies abroad.
Posted in: 2012