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 Our use of these terms is purely academic and made in reference to historical documents and other research.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

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Kenneth Morris; Stephanie Deutsch; Peter Ascoli.

MHU Hosts Descendants of Rosenwald and Washington on Oct. 2

On Sunday, October 2, 2022, the Rosenwald Collaborative and Mars Hill University will present a panel from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Broyhill Chapel on the university campus. Kenneth Morris, Peter Ascoli, and Stephanie Deutsch ...
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Unlocking the Doors of Opportunity

The Rosenwald Schools of North Carolina Filmmakers Tom Lassiter and Jere Snyder, and their nonprofit Longleaf Productions, created this 30-minute documentary. Southern states largely ignored their responsibilities to educate Black children in the early 20th ...
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September 2022 Meeting

Friday, September 16, 2022, is our 3rd Friday meeting date. We will meet at 10:00 am. During this meeting, we will be finalizing the details for the Wednesday program and tidying up the school just ...
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Celebrating the Completion of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School

You are cordially invited to attend the Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School and the Madison County Board of Education’s commemorative event celebrating the completion of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Rehabilition ...
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Open House September 3 & 4

The Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School is hosting a two-day Open House at the School during the Mount Olive Baptist Church and the Long Ridge Community Homecoming events. The Mars Hill Anderson ...
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August & September Events at the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School

Please join us to learn more about the school at these special events. Saturday, August 6, 2022 “Why This Place Matters” Story & Tour, 11:00 a.m. Western North Carolina Historical Association Saturday, August 6, 2022 ...
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