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 rehabilitation of the Historic Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School is the outstanding support provided by Madison County Schools, Mars Hill University, and the dedication of the Friends of the Anderson Rosenwald School. 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.

Note: Throughout this site, the historically outmoded terms “colored” and “negro” are used. Our use of these terms is purely academic and made in reference to historical documents and other research. The usage of these derogatory terms is not encouraged or condoned and is deemed inappropriate.

Latest News

Work Day – April 29, 2021

We have not enjoyed the opportunity to gather and do a little work at the school in quite a while. But now we have some work to do. When the bead board walls went up, ...
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Another Big Day in the History of Our School

On Friday, April 16, 2021 we will meet at the school at 12 noon. All are encouraged to attend, if at all possible, to hear about the historical program being planned. During the meeting, Maia ...
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School Interior Spring 2021

Thanks to everyone who has worked so very hard to get us to this point! ...
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November Friends Meeting

Due to the pandemic, we will have our November Friends meeting via Zoom on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 1-3 p.m. Please note that you can join the Zoom meeting via your phone, voice only, ...
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Life Celebrations for Charity Ray and Alumni

It is with a very sad and broken heart that Willa Wyatt shared the news that our precious friend and Rosenwald School Alumni, Charity Ray, has passed away. Richard Dillingham, who had been visiting with ...
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The school's restored interior late in 2019.

Meetings Resume

Due to the pandemic, meetings were held, if needed, by conference call. Our next MHARS meeting is Friday, September 18, beginning at 1:00 PM at the Rosenwald School. We will be wearing masks and practicing ...
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