A shot of the "Raleigh Historic Landmark" placard outside the Pope House

Dr. Pope Recognized as Black History Month Health Pioneer by Governor Cooper

Dr. Manassa Thomas (M.T.) Pope was recognized by Governor Roy Cooper in honoring North Carolina’s African American leaders and organizations in health and medicine for their contributions to heal and care for their communities.

Dr. Pope was recognized as one of the earliest graduates of Leonard Medical School and one of the first licensed Black physicians in North Carolina who practiced in Charlotte and later established a practice in Raleigh. 

Visit the Pope House Museum

The City of Raleigh manages the Pope House Museum, a historical landmark, which serves as the only African American house museum in the state of North Carolina. This house once belonged to Dr. Pope and features original furnishings from the early 1900s. Learn more about visiting the Pope House.

Black History Month 2021 Health Pioneer Honorees