Oral History of Ida Boston

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Title

Oral History of Ida Boston

Alternative Title

Oral History, Boston

Subject

Oral history--United States
Oviedo (Fla.)
Education--Florida
Schools
Churches--Florida
Baptists--Florida
Segregation--Florida
Cemeteries--Florida
Graveyards
Civil rights--Florida

Description

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.

Abstract

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


0:00:00 Introduction
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

Creator

Boston, Ida
Dossie, Porsha

Source

Boston, Ida. Interviewed by Porsha Dossie, April 18, 2015. Audio/video record available. Oviedo History Harvest, Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.

Date Created

2015-04-18

Date Copyrighted

2015-04-18

Has Format

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.

Is Part Of

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

Format

video/mp4
application/pdf

Extent

462 MB
141 KB

Medium

15-minute and 38-second audio/video recording
10-page digital transcript

Language

eng

Type

Moving Image

Coverage

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

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Ida Boston and Porsha Dossie and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Contributing Project

Curator

Dossie, Porsha

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Robinson, Jim. "Boston's dedication bears fruit in community, citrus industry." The Orlando Sentinel, February 2, 1989. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1989-02-02/news/8902030156_1_oviedo-grove-boston.
"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 41: Oviedo, with Dr. Richard Adicks." RICHES of Central Florida. http://riches.cah.ucf.edu/audio/Ep41-Oviedo.mp3.
Adicks, Richard, and Donna M. Neely. Oviedo, Biography of a Town. S.l: s.n.], 1979.
Robison, Jim. Around Oviedo. 2012.
"History." City of Oviedo, Florida. http://www.cityofoviedo.net/node/68.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Dossie, Porsh

Interviewee

Boston, Ida

Location

Oviedo, Florida

Original Format

1 audio/video recording

Duration

15 minutes and 38 seconds

Bit Rate/Frequency

127kbps

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