Oral History of Ida Boston
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Oral History of Ida Boston
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An oral history of Ida Boston, conducted by Porsha Dossie on April 18, 2015. Boston is a resident of Oviedo, Florida, and a retired school bus driver for the Seminole County Public Schools. In 1956, she married her husband, Russell Boston, who is the grandson of Prince Butler Boston, a leading figure in Oviedo's black community. In this oral history, Boston discusses the legacy of Prince Butler Boston, establishing a colored cemetery, funding colored schools in the Oviedo area, and the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Boston also discusses black life in Oviedo, including membership in the Oviedo Citizens in Action Committee (OCIAC), which desegregated public places in Oviedo and fought for integration of Oviedo's schools.
Oral history interview of Ida Boston. Interview conducted by Porsha Dossie at the Oviedo Historical Society in Oviedo, Florida, on April 18, 2015.
Table Of Contents
0:01:08 Prince Butler Boston and the Boston Family
0:04:17 Married life
0:05:46 History Harvest
0:07:51 Oviedo Citizens in Action Committee
0:10:47 Black life in Seminole County
0:13:24 Boston Hill Cemetery and Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
0:15:20 Closing remarks
Boston, Ida. Interviewed by Porsha Dossie, April 18, 2015. Audio/video record available. Oviedo History Harvest, Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.
10-page digital transcript of original 15-minute and 38-second oral history: Boston, Ida. Interviewed by Porsha Dossie, April 18, 2015. Audio/video record available. Oviedo History Harvest, Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.
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Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
15-minute and 38-second audio/video recording
10-page digital transcript
Oviedo Colored School, Oviedo, Florida
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Oviedo, Florida
Home of the Boston Family, Oviedo, Florida
Home of Prince Butler Boston, Oviedo, Florida
Boston Hill Cemetery, Oviedo, Florida
Originally created by Ida Boston and Porsha Dossie and published by RICHES of Central Florida.
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Oral History Item Type Metadata
1 audio/video recording
15 minutes and 38 seconds
Boston, Ida and Dossie, Porsha. “Oral History of Ida Boston.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed May 26, 2022, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/5296.