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.,


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 »


Our Story, This Place: Video Documentary of the 2014-15 Exhibition

Our Story, This Place: Museum Exhibition Documentary filmed at the Rural Heritage Museum at Mars Hill University in 2014-15. The History of African American Education in Western North Carolina. The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. The last remaining Rosenwald school standing in Western North Carolina. Narrated by Museum Director Les Reker. Courtesy of Legacy Films,  Continue Reading »


Video from the Appalachian Studies Conference

The Appalachian Studies Conference presentation took place on March 28, 2015 at ETSU. Thank you Les, Oralene, Fatimah, and Omar for your great stories and history. Thanks to Ryan Philips and Legacy Films for videotaping the presentation. Mars Hill University Rural Heritage Museum Director Les Reker moderates a panel discussion on the Mars Hill Anderson  Continue Reading »


Personal Recollections of the Anderson Rosenwald School Video

Thursday, November 13, 2014 Broyhill Chapel, 6:30 p.m., on the campus of Mars Hill University Panel presentation, moderated by Kevin Barnette (assistant football coach at MHU) to include Anderson Rosenwald school alumni: Oralene Simmons, Charity Ray, Dorthy Ray, Omar Lewis McClain, Fatimah Rashida Shabazz, Sarah Roland Weston-Hart, and Eugene Jones. Video by Legacy Films, LTD


“One Anderson” 2014 Presentation Video

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in Broyhill Chapel, on the campus of Mars Hill University. “One Anderson,” the story of Oralene Simmons and Suzie Anderson. Great Great Granddaughters to Slave owner J.W. Anderson and Joe Anderson. Video by Legacy Films, LTD


Mars Hill Rosenwald School Work Day

On June 29, 2013, volunteers from Mars Hill and the surrounding area came together and worked to clean up the Rosenwald School site. The addition to the school, which had collapsed,  was removed. This is a 60 second video of five hours of work footage. Video by Legacy Films Ltd.,  


Historic Anderson Rosenwald Rehabilitation Project

Faculty, staff, and students have played a major roll this year in the creation of the Historic Anderson Rosenwald Rehabilitation Project. The project’s two goals are to rebuild and preserve the structure of the Anderson Rosenwald School (ARS) and to educate the community about the historical significance and legacy of the African American school. Video  Continue Reading »


MLK Service Day 2011

A video filmed of work done at the Rosenwald School by Dr. Marc Mullinax during MHC’s MLK Service Day.


Student Video from Elon College

Preserving A Legacy Rosenwald video created by students at Elon College, which includes interviews with Charity Ray, and other alumni of the Anderson School, as well as Dr. Ron Wilcox (Madison County Superintendent of Schools) and Richard Dillingham. The Anderson school is one of the original Rosenwald schools constructed in the early part of the  Continue Reading »