Everett Fly’s presentation, “Building Activism: Landscape Architecture and Stewardship of African American Communities,” includes examples of African American historic preservation sites and communities that utilized interdisciplinary research, implementation, and methodology.
Everett L. Fly is a San Antonio, Texas, native and has worked as a landscape architect and architect for forty years. Fly is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and has contributed to historic preservation projects in seventeen states and the District of Columbia. He received a Texas Hero of Preservation award in 2020 from the Conservation Society of San Antonio. President Barack Obama awarded Fly with one of ten National Humanities Medals in 2014 for his body of work, which preserves the integrity of African American places and landmarks. Fly resides in San Antonio with his wife Rosalinda.