Goodnight Raleigh - a look at the art, architecture, history, and people of the city at night

Leonard Medical School



According to Shaw University,

Leonard opened in 1882 as the nation’s first 4-year medical school and was the first medical school devoted to training African Americans in the South. Approximately 400 doctors graduated from Leonard bringing medical care to areas across North Carolina and the world that had a desperate need for doctors. In addition to the medical school, Shaw opened a hospital in 1911 and gave the African American community in and around Raleigh access to precious medical care that was hard for poorer citizens to find otherwise.


Discuss Raleigh

  • Recent Comments:

    • Janice Britson: I noticed Side Street’s history included its being a grocery. I thought it was Barnes Grocery...
    • Jeff: My roommate and I, and others, explored the tunnels in the early to mid 1980s. Entered at the Free Expression...
    • Devereux Meadow: I had to laugh when I read Laurel’s comment — my family stayed at the Velvet Cloak when...
    • vincent doria: as of Jan 1 2016 our mailing address is PO Box 18211 Raleigh NC 27619
    • summer: we will always miss little dave. he had a good heart and and a kind soul. rest in peace.
    • Susie: I have many fond memories of the Plantation Inn. When we moved here from Chattanooga, TN in early 1972 my...
    • Bob: The name of the club in the basement was “Baron’s” not “8 Lords.” I worked there...
    • Interested: Rebecca, I grew up in the neighborhood. I vaguely remember going to the Dortch House also remember it...


  •