On Thursday, October 16, 2014 the Rural Heritage Museum will present a lecture by Oralene Simmons, great-great-granddaughter of the slave named Joseph Anderson, and Susie Anderson, great-great-granddaughter of J.W. Anderson, the slave master of Joseph Anderson.
The lecture, titled “Only 1 Anderson,” is part of “Our Story, This Place,” a museum exhibition which examines the historic Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School in the Long Ridge community, and more broadly, the evolution of African American education in Madison County. Simmons was a student at the Anderson Rosenwald School and also the first African American student at Mars Hill College.
The lecture takes place at 6:30 p.m. in Broyhill Chapel, on the campus of Mars Hill University.
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