UUFR Families will take a Field Trip on Saturday, October 19, from 11:00 am to noon, at the Pope House Museum, at 511 South Wilmington Street in Raleigh. You are invited to join the group for a free family tour of the Pope House Museum and walking tour of the surrounding African American community. The trip is planned as part of the Living the Pledge to End Racism camp for children and youth at UUFR and is now open as a stand-alone event. Please RSVP. You may carpool with us from UUFR or meet us at the Museum. Come learn about a little-known part of our history. The tour is geared toward elementary and middle school students and is open to the first 20 people who register.
As the only African-American house museum in North Carolina, the Pope House offers a glimpse into the life of one of Raleigh’s most intriguing citizens, Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope, who was the only African-American man to run for mayor of a Southern capital in the midst of the Jim Crow Era. The house features original furnishings of the family and many historical artifacts giving insight into a remarkable man and family. The trip is sponsored by the UUFR Antiracism Ministry Team.