Welcome Friends

The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald school is one of the original Rosenwald schools constructed in the early part of the century to enable Black children to get an education during segregation.

Built in 1930 in Mars Hill, North Carolina, the school is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Rehabilitating the School

Thanks to the hard work and perseverance of neighbors, friends, and supporters throughout the community.

Latest News

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.

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. https://vimeo.com/691199838/ee2bc95ee8 Southern states largely ignored their responsibilities to educate Black children in the early…


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…


Open House September 3 & 4

[caption id="attachment_1788" align="alignright" width="350"] The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School, spring 2022.

The Friends of the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School is hosting a two-day Open House at the School during the Mount Olive Baptist…