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 Our use of these terms is purely academic and made in reference to historical documents and other research.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

Alumni & Family News – Vol 1 No. 1

Together we are on a mission, a mission to sustain our histories based in and around our Long Ridge School, Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School, its history, and therefore the history of all who attended ...
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Finishing Work on Interior of School

Added wood trim, filled nail holes, touched-up paint, and set the stove and stove pipe in position. Dan Slagle has been working on the interior of the school for months. All the pieces are coming ...
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Jenny Pickens (left) and Fatimah’ Shabazz hold an example of a quilt Pickens made.

PAGE Students Quilt Project Planned

We can learn about the past in so many ways — through listening, reading, visiting historic sites, and even creating art! This July, PAGE students will have a unique opportunity to learn about the history ...
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Story-Telling Events

The first Story-Telling event takes place in Asheville on Sunday, July 11th from 3-5 pm at the Stephens Lee Cultural Center in the Multi-purpose Room. We'll have the historical photo collection on display and will ...
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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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