Interviews

Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Panel

Presentation made March 28, 2015 at the 2015 Appalachian Studies Conference, which took place at Eastern Tennessee University. Panelists recounted aspects of an exhibition, organized and presented by the Rural Heritage Museum of Mars Hill University, that examined the history of African American Education in Madison County, North Carolina, after the Civil War and until  Continue Reading »

 

Interview: Thomas Henderson Briscoe

Interview completed September 11, 2014 At what age did you attend the school? Age 6-11 years old Where did you live when attending the school? Forks of Ivy on the Buncombe county side, right as you cross the bridge from Madison County. Did you attend the school in 40’s, 50’s, 60’s? 1960s If you attended  Continue Reading »

 

Somebody’s Prayers Must Have Been Answered

Article on the Rev. Dr. Joseph Smith written by Pauline Cheek, May 14, 1986

 

An Appalachian Scholar

Charlene Ray, inspired and raised by her grandmother, Lucinda Briscoe Ray. Article from the Journal, November 1978

 

Charity Ray: Artist at Home

Detailing the art career of Charity Ray Written by Pauline Cheek, January 1981  

 

Making Pottery at the Long Branch School

Interview with Manuel Briscoe by Pauline and Edwin B. Cheek, June 18, 1983

 

Manuel Briscoe, On Call for 34 Years

Written by Pauline Cheek, June 4, 1984  

 

Briscoe Retires After 34 Years

Article from the Asheville Citizen, June 6, 1984  

 

Interview: Omar Lewis McClain

What is your age? 65 Where did you live when attending the school? Marshall What did you call the school at the time you attended? Mars Hill school Attended the school in the 50’s. What grades did you attend there (1 – ?)? 1-5 About how many students were there when you attended? 30 Do  Continue Reading »

 

Interview: Fatimah Rashida Shabazz

Where did you live when attending the school? Asheville What did you call (name) the school at the time you attended? Mars Hill School Did you attend the school in 40’s, 50’s, 60’s? 50s What grades did you attend there (1 – ?)? 3-Jan “I remember the focus of the teachers regarding educating the students  Continue Reading »