The 1901 Pope House represents life for a prominent African-American family. The house was built by Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope (1858-1934), one of the first graduates of the Leonard School of Medicine at Shaw University, an officer in an all-black volunteer unit during the Spanish-American War and a candidate for City Council in 1919. Occupied by family members until 2000, the house contains a remarkable collection of original furnishings, artifacts and documents that date back to 1851.

Filmed by North Carolina State University's Associate Professor, Kermit Bailey.
Edited by Jacquie Rojanatavorn.

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