ROSENWALD SCHOOL / MORRIS EDUCATION CENTER
400 Rosenwald Lane, Brevard
Image courtesy of the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library
Around 1923, a school for African American children was built near the intersection of West Main Street and Rosenwald Lane. Money for the school came from the Rosenwald Fund, which helped finance schools for black children in fifteen Southern states from the late 1910s until 1932. On March 12, 1941, the Rosenwald School was destroyed by fire. Until the present building was constructed in 1948, students attended makeshift classrooms in local churches. The new building had six classrooms, a cafeteria, an office, indoor plumbing, and fluorescent lighting. After eighth grade, students traveled to Hendersonville to continue their education until the Transylvania County schools were integrated in 1966.