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Thanks to the work of pioneering grassroots activists and the National Trust’s Rosenwald Schools Initiative, Rosenwald schools have begun to be identified, preserved and celebrated. Key to the success of the project is the outstanding support provided by Madison County Schools, Mars Hill College, and the dedication of the Historic Anderson Rosenwald Rehabilitation Project committee. Grants are being sought to help preserve the 100 year-old school and return it to an active role at the center of the community.

 

Groundbreaking Ceremony 2015 Video

Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Groundbreaking Ceremony, November 13, 2015 in Mars Hill, North Carolina (Madison County). Video created by Theresa E. Phillips and Ryan E. Phillips, Legacy Films Ltd., www.legacyfilmsltd.com

 

Interview with Dr. David L. Briscoe – Video

Richard Dillingham interviews Dr. David L. Briscoe at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Mars Hill, North Carolina in 2015. Thank you Dr. Briscoe for allowing us to capture this great information for future generations to enjoy. Thank you Richard for asking all of the important questions. Video created by Theresa E. Phillips and Ryan  Continue Reading »

 

 

Rehabilitation of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School

Written by Paul Eggers, News Record & Sentinel, Marshall, NC At first glance, an old boarded up building standing beside a narrow gravel road in the Long Ridge Community of Mars Hill would seem a more likely candidate for demolition than preservation. With white paint peeling from the wooden siding and one wall almost totally  Continue Reading »

 

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Rosenwald School in Maryland

These photos are from a Rosenwald school located in Maryland, the Pleasant View Historic Site in Montgomery County. Preservation Maryland is currently assisting the Quince Orchard community with strategic visioning for the Pleasant View Historic Site in Montgomery County.

 

Workday at School – July 6, 2017

This Thursday, July 6, 2017, will be our next workday at the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. We will be scraping old adhesive from the floor. If you have tools, bring them — stiff putty knives, wood chisels, and multi-purpose painters tools work pretty well. Dust masks will be provided. We’ll start at 10 and work  Continue Reading »

 

History

African-American Families of School-Age Children 1930 & 1940

Federal Census 1930 for Madison County, North Carolina Number denotes number of children, ages 6-21 in the household (Spellings by Census Taker) MARS HILL: Coon, Doug/Sarah … 2 Henson, John … 5 Young, Ruth … 3 Rooker, Clersie Read More...

Madison Meets its Obligation – News-Record, August 27, 1964

News-Record, August 27, 1964 Read More...

Mars Hill Negroes Seek New School – News-Record, April 9, 1964

News-Record, April 9, 1964 Read More...

Did Yancey County Students Attend the Mars Hill Colored School In the 1950s?

Madison County Board of Education Minutes of July 2, 1956 state, "The Board voted to accept negro elementary school children from Yancey County under provisions of agreement to be worked Read More...

Historical Notes 1905-1927

Submitted by Dan Slagle, March 6, 2012 Covers the purchse of the land in 1905 to the payment made to build the school in 1927.