Welcome

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 »

 

What's New

Workday at School

This Saturday (April 8, 2017) will be our next workday at the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. Our main goal will be to back fill around the new addition. Shovels and rakes will be the tools of the day, so bring ’em if you got ’em. We’ll start at 10 and work as long as  Continue Reading »

 

Anderson Rosenwald School Asheville Meeting

The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School’s first meeting of 2017 takes place in Asheville, Friday, March 24th from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Stephens-Lee Community Center. Alumni, family of alumni all are welcomed, Your memories, pictures and artifacts, as well as your feedback and creative ideas, will be appreciated and become a part of the ongoing  Continue Reading »

 

History

The Legacy

In 1912 Booker T. Washington, prominent educator and proponent of the power of self-help, approached Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck, and Co., with his idea of building schools for Read More...

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...