A Written and Pictorial History of the Oviedo Area Colored Schools, 1890-1967
History of the Oviedo Area Colored Schools
Elementary schools--United States
In 2001, former students of the African-American schools planned a class reunion for alumni who attended the schools between 1953 and 1967. The schools included were Oviedo Colored School (later called Oviedo Elementary School), Jackson Heights Elementary School, Geneva Colored School, Wagner Colored School, Kolokee Colored School, and Gabriella Colored School. This booklet details the history of black community's drive to create a place to educate the children of the community with a general overview and timeline of the consolidation of the Oviedo-area schools into two distinct campuses in the predominantly African-American Jackson Heights neighborhood. This document demonstrates segregation in education in Seminole County, Florida, a subject that has not be fully explored in relation to Oviedo's history.
The World Outside Reunion
Original 76-page booklet: The World Outside Reunion, "A Written and Pictorial History of the Oviedo Area Colored Schools": Judith Smith Publishing: Private Collection of Ida Boston.
Judith Smith Publishing
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Digital reproduction of 76-page original booklet: The World Outside Reunion, "A Written and Pictorial History of the Oviedo Area Colored Schools": Judith Smith Publishing.
Is Part Of
Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Red School House, Oviedo, Florida
Oviedo Colored School, Oviedo, Florida
Oviedo Elementary School, Oviedo, Florida
Jackson Heights Elementary School, Oviedo, Florida
Orange Academy, Oviedo, Florida
Seminole Academy, Oviedo, Florida
Oviedo Junior High School, Oviedo, Florida
Geneva Colored School, Geneva, Florida
Wagner Colored School, Oviedo, Florida
Kolokee Colored School, Kolokee, Geneva, Florida, Gabriella Colored School, Gabriella, Oviedo, Florida
Originally created by The World Outside Reunion and published by Judith Smith Publishing.
Copyright to this resource is held by The World Outside Reunion and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Private Collection of Ida Boston
Robison, Jim. Around Oviedo. 2012.
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Genealogical Society, Inc. http://www.usgennet.org/usa/fl/county/seminole/Geneva/schools.htm.
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