Long Ridge Achievers

Five students from the Long Ridge School and community are given as examples of academic achievement and cultural contributions, still living today, from second to sixth school generations. Charity Ray, retired from Mars Hill University School of Education and Library, Read More …

African-American Public Education in Madison County

After the Civil War, public education began again in North Carolina by the 1870’s, including free public education for elementary colored students in Madison County.[i] Later, by 1901, Madison County operated colored schools at Hot Springs, Little Pine, Marshall, and Read More …

Our Story, This Place Notated History Book

Plans are underway to publish a Notated History of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School. This is the 4th draft of the book created by Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School and the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School Read More …

Rosenwald Funds for Long Ridge

In 1912 Booker T. Washington, prominent educator and proponent of the power of self-help, approached Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck, and Co., with his idea of building schools for African-American children in the rural South. Rosenwald had already demonstrated Read More …

Illustrated & Notated History

This history overview is shared for input, corrections, or additions by alumni, members of the community, and friends of the Mars Hill Rosenwald School Project.