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A display in the museum’s library, next to the gift shop, shares information about early Black physicians in North Carolina, as well as common remedies for African American populations in the 19th century. The display features information about Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope, an 1886 graduate of the Leonard School of Medicine at Shaw University, Raleigh. The Leonard School of Medicine was the first four-year medical college in North Carolina. After serving in the Third Regiment, an all-Black volunteer regiment in the Spanish-American War, Dr. Pope established a practice in Raleigh at the turn of the century. He built a home at 511 South Wilmington Street in Raleigh which is now a historic house museum managed by the City of Raleigh: