The remarkable history and rehabilitation of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. Our Story, This Place tells the fascinating history of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School in the Long Ridge Community of Mars Hill, North Carolina, providing comprehensive information Read More ...
In 1928, the Madison County School Board erected a new two-room school structure where the old building stood, using the Rosenwald School Plan No. 20, leaving the industrial room off the new building. In 1929, $750 in monies came from Read More ...
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 Our use of these terms is purely academic and made in reference to historical documents and other research.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.
A documentary about the Rosenwald Schools of NC. In the early 1900s, North Carolina and other Southern states largely ignored their responsibility to provide education for rural Black children. Unlocking the Doors of Opportunity illustrates ... Read More
Opening at Mars Landing Galleries on Saturday, March 25 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Among the many distinguished alumni of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School is local watercolor artist Charity Ray. She devoted her ... Read More
by Tammy Watford, WLOS - Educators in Madison County recently came together to see a piece of history made new again. The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School was built in 1928 in the Long Ridge ... Read More
by Charles Perez, WLOS - Educators in Madison County came together Tuesday, February 14, 2023 to discover a unique location now available to them in the teaching of African American history. The site, recently rehabilitated, ... Read More
Sarah Hart, an alumni of the historic Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School, speaks at the schools commencement celebration. The event took place Wednesday, September 21, 2022 in Broyhill Chapel on the campus of Mars Hill ... Read More
Original works by Charity Ray will be on display at Mars Landing Galleries in Mars Hill. A reception will be held Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 12-4 p.m. Our Story, This Place Book Signing Our ... Read More