Rosenwald School Events

The following events are designed to commemorate, celebrate, and educate about the Rosenwald Schools, and specifically the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School, its history, the people and the Long Ridge Community. The Rosenwald Schools were built through a collaboration with Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald. Events are brought to you by: AYSIR, Rosenwald Collaborative, Greater Works Church of God in Christ, and MHU.

Events are at no cost. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

Most events require registration. Please take note and use the links provided to register for each event.

A selection of related books is available from Malaprop's and can be ordered online below, in the store, or purchased onsite at events where indicated.

Sunday, May 22, @ 10:00am
Andrew Feiler on His Photography
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Feiler discusses his journey through photographing the Rosenwald Schools, his 3-year research project, and his photography techniques
Congregation Beth Israel – Social Hall
229 Murdock – Asheville, NC 
Books available for purchase from Malaprop's.

Sunday, May 22, @ 7pm 
Andrew Feiler Presents His Book “A Better Life for Their Children”

Attend in person or online
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Andrew Feiler’s A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America is the first comprehensive photo-documentary of the program created by Booker T. Washington and Julius Rosenwald.
Congregation Beth Israel - Social Hall
229 Murdock – Asheville, NC
Book signing follows presentation with books available for purchase from Malaprop's.

Saturday, May 28 @ 5:30pm
HAPPY MEMORIAL WEEKEND
JAM SESSION & CREATIVE COLLABORATION – on the Green

80 Cascade Street - Mars Hill, NC
Rosenwald Collaborative vision & purpose for this event…to unite cultures utilizing traditional Appalachian, Native & African Instruments, music & dance.  Bring your toys, your chair and all you need to enjoy and have a grand experience.

 

This event is also designed to release & embrace and it is designated…   
Designated:
*For the highest creative participation and experience of cultural & historical diversity with music, instrumentations & dance.
Designed:
*For the freedom to be outrageously creative
Release:
*Releasing our individual love of music, sharing it, feeling it & collaborating creatively with it.  Releasing that music /dance that longs to be expressed.
Embrace:
*Embracing one’s love & gift of music / dance & instrumentations. Embracing the vibrations of various instruments, dance & music, embracing the energy expressed and the history of these arts

Sunday, July 10th @ 3:00pm
Sunday Afternoon Gospel Music (group to be announced)
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Greater Works Church of God in Christ – Sanctuary
25 Forsythe Street – Asheville, NC  28801
Asheville, NC 28801


Additional Events - Stay Tuned for Details

Thursday, July 14th @ 6:00pm (location to be announced)
Open Mic – Creative Expressions of the Arts: Spoken Word, Poetry, Dance, Artistic Interpretations, Readings, Short Stories. All are invited to sign up, sing out, speak out & dance off.

Sunday, July 24 (time to be announced)
Gospel Music (group name to be announced)
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church
40 Mount Olive Drive, Mars Hill, NC

Sunday, September 4 (time to be announced)
Annual Homecoming – Long Ridge Community
Mars Hill Anderson School & Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church
Guest Speakers:  Kenneth B. Morris - Great, great Grandson of Booker T. Washington & / Triple Great Grandson of Frederick Douglas & Great, Great Granddaughter of Julius Rosenwald (tentative).

Past Events

Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 4:00pm.
IN CELEBRATION

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church
40 Mount Olive Church Drive, Mars Hill, NC 28754                      
“Historical Reenactments - Honoring Our Ancestors, Acknowledging Our Alumni & Welcoming Descendants” of Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School & Community.

  • A Ceremonial beginning to include Native and African American traditions through Ceremonial renditions of percussion, song, chants, poems & prayer.  
  • The Ridge – Growing Up – Experiences & Results  
  • Traditionally – Adaptation of the Season - Spring
  • A Gifting – A Sharing – A Planting for new beginnings, A nurturing of the earth & each other, giving thanks, reaping a harvest of foods and of friends.

Sunday, May 1, 2022 @ 11:00am – 4:00pm
“HARDLOX is BACK!!!”

HardLox Asheville Jewish Food & Heritage Festival
Pack Place, Downtown Asheville
Music – Bands – Art – Foods – Children’s Area – Family Oriented
*Literature about Rosenwald events will be available at select booths.

Sunday, May 15, 2022 @ 3:00pm
Screening of "Rosenwald" Documentary by Aviva Kempner – Ciesla Foundation
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Greater Works Church of God in Christ – Sanctuary – Supt R. Gates
25 Forsythe Street – Asheville, NC  28801
Asheville, NC 28801
Reception: Homemade Desserts & Coffee.
Books available for purchase from Malaprop's.

NOTES: 
For Indoor events & safety in seating:
Greater Works Church – accomodates 220 with social distancing
Congregation Beth Israel Social Hall – accommodates 150 with seats
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church – accommodates 150 - 200 with social distancing
DATES, TIMES & SPEAKERS are TENTATIVE. Updates  will be available via various media.
MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED while indoors but are not mandatory.
EVENTS – No Cost to attend – Donations welcomed & appreciated

A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools That Changed America Cover Image
By Andrew Feiler, John Lewis (Foreword by), Jeanne Cyriaque (Contribution by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780820358413
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Georgia Press - May 1st, 2021

Julius Rosenwald: The Man Who Built Sears, Roebuck and Advanced the Cause of Black Education in the American South Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780253020581
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Indiana University Press - August 17th, 2015

Schools of Hope: How Julius Rosenwald Helped Change African American Education Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781590788417
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Calkins Creek - April 1st, 2014

Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World (Jewish Lives) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780300203219
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yale University Press - October 24th, 2017

Up from Slavery: An Autobiography Cover Image
By Booker T. Washington, Louis R. Harlan (Introduction by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140390513
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - January 7th, 1986

You Need a Schoolhouse: Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald, and the Building of Schools for the Segregated South Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780810131279
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Northwestern University Press - April 30th, 2015

Hope And Dignity: Older Black Women of the South Cover Image
$33.95
ISBN: 9781566390170
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Temple University Press - September 17th, 1992