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.

 

Rosenwald School Update – April 2018

Update on the school and events from Willa Wyatt. The school now looks like the original building, with only the brick piers showing. I know you will like the way it looks! The old pine flooring has been purchased and will be delivered soon. The HVAC plan has been determined and I will share the  Continue Reading »

 

Exterior Painted 2017

The school gets a fresh coat of paint.

 

School Update September 2017

The school is looking so much better!  Still lots of work left, but much progress made. We are planning for the National Heritage Registry team, who are scheduled to visit us Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 1:30, and the Joe Anderson Program, which will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the school. Great  Continue Reading »

 

 

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 »

 

What's New

April 2018 Meeting

Our meeting takes place on Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Mount Olive Church. We have been busy since our last meeting and Willa expects that we will continue to busy during the coming months. The agenda will include grant reviews, OLLI Update, Work Day Update (in the Rosenwald  Continue Reading »

 

April 2018 Workdays

The next workday takes place Saturday, April 28th. We’ll work 9 a.m. to 12 noon, take an hour for lunch, and continue work from 1-4 p.m. Come share some quality time with us in the morning or afternoon shifts (or both). Les has volunteered to supply lunch, so please let Dan know by Friday the 27th  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.