Dr. Sam Gaines and WEST Prep Students Discuss Fort Pierce History

Dr. Sam Gaines, local businessman and former School Board member, invited students from Fort Pierce Westwood Academy WEST Prep’s African American History class to tour his childhood home and business and share stories of local history. The students were mesmerized by the depth of historical accounts Dr. Gaines has and the familial knowledge of multiple generations of residents. Dr. Gaines shared his memories of a segregated Fort Pierce and the progress through his lifetime. Stone Brothers Funeral Home was a beautiful, antique-filled setting with historical relics of death certificates, ledgers, and furniture since 1917.


Pictured below from left to right: Kaydian Johnson, Tyione Scott, James Mackey, Dr. Sam Gaines, Eric Robinson, Eijnar Lulo and Chris Martin.