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Rehabilitation Celebration & Ribbon Cutting

Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School led a celebration service, ribbon cutting, and tour of the school on Friday, August 30, 2019, in celebration of ten years of progress on the school’s rehabilitation. Pictured are members of the Madison County Board of Education (on the stairs) L-R: Kevin Barnette, Karen Blevins, Stewart Coates,  Continue Reading »

 

Resolution by the Madison County Board of Education

Here is a copy of the resolution by the Madison County Board of Education honoring the 90th anniversary of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. November 28, 2018.

 

School added to the National Register of Historic Places

On May 31, 2018 the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The school is listed as the Mars Hill School, MD0253. Take a look at this excerpt from the documentation!

 

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 »

 

Aerial Photos of the Mars Hill Rosenwald School

Photos taken by Ryan Philips, August 2016

 

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 »

 

A pioneering school for black children in Madison County

Cameron Huntley wrote an amazingly in-depth article for the Mountain Xpress. The cover of the January 23, 2015 issue featured Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald school alumni Fatimah Shabazz and Omar McClain. You can read the article at the link shown below. http://mountainx.com/news/a-pioneering-school-for-black-children-in-madison-county-finally-gets-its-due/

 

Flavor of the Month

February’s Flavor of the Month at Ultimate Ice Cream Company Asheville is Cinnamon with RedHots, and it benefits the Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. The company offered to support the school and our efforts to rehabilitate it through this special promotion. Enjoy this flavor all month and support your community! Ultimate Ice  Continue Reading »

 

We Remember – Saving Madison County’s Rosenwald School

Published in Volume 21 / Issue 26, January 21, 2015 of the Mountain Xpress On the cover, Fatimah Shabazz and Omar McClain, alumni of the Mars Hill Rosenwald school.

 

Pride of Place

By Paul Clark, November 8, 2014 – Bold Life Magazine, www.boldlife.com Efforts to preserve the old schoolhouse for black students in Mars Hill have included the creation of a rehabilitation committee, a Facebook page with news updates, and watercolor depictions showing the school at its finest, painted and presented by former student Charity Ray. Now  Continue Reading »