Over the past six years, San Antonio landscape architect and architect, Everett Fly, has discovered a significant number of historic African American buildings and sites in San Antonio and Bexar County that had not been recognized or protected. These discoveries included African American cemeteries in all quadrants of the city and county.
A virtual round table forum will be held to report on the collaborative process used to restore the cemetery boundaries and position the property for historic designation by the State of Texas. The discussion will highlight issues facing endangered and underrepresented historic African American resources. Topics will include heirs property, community education of the significance of black settlements and cemeteries, a status report on the ‘Cultural Heritage Designation”, and the proposed national “African American Burial Grounds Network Act”.