In Loving Memory of Mr. Harry Boston

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Title

In Loving Memory of Mr. Harry Boston

Alternative Title

Boston Funeral Program

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)
African Americans--Florida
Funerals

Description

The funeral program for Harry "Big Newt" Homer, Sr. Boston, who was an integral part of Oviedo's African-American community. Originally from Valdosta, Georgia, he graduate from Valdosta State College (now Valdosta State University). After college, he joined the U,S, Army, where he served as a medic during World War II. After migrating to Oviedo, Florida, Boston built a baseball diamond where local black youths played. The teams were known as the Oviedo Black Hawks for boys and Oviedo Lady Black Hawks for girls. On his bus, affectionately nicknamed the "Big Newt Bus," Boston would take the teams to games across Florida and other states as far north as Tennessee. The City of Oviedo honored him by naming Boston Hill Park, located at 777 South Central Avenue, in his honor. On May 21, 1994, the city also proclaimed that date Harry "Big Newt" Boston Day. Boston passed away on October 3 of that same year at the Winter Park Memorial Hospital in Winter Park.

Source

Original 6-fold program, 1994: Private Collection of Jacqueline Morgan.

Date Created

ca. 1994-10-08

Contributor

Morgan, Jacqueline

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of the original 6-fold program, 1994.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

671 KB

Medium

6-fold program

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Oviedo, Florida
Golden's Funeral Homes, Inc., Winter Park, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Jacqueline Morgan and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Dossie, Porsha

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Jacqueline Morgan

External Reference

Robison, Jim. "Bostons Of Oviedo Built Ball Field, Pioneered In Citrus." The Orlando Sentinel, February 2, 2003. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2003-02-02/news/0301310510_1_boston-oviedo-grove.
"In Memory of Harry 'Big Newt' Boston, Sr." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/5290.

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6-fold program

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