Park Police Investigate Noose Found at African American History Museum

Park Police Investigate Noose Found at African American History Museum


Local NBC Washington affiliate News 4 is reporting that a noose was found on Wednesday, May 31, by tourists at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington in the museum’s exhibition on segregation.

News 4 cited the U.S. Park Police as the source of their information.  U.S. Park Police Officers removed the noose from where it was found. The part of the gallery where the noose was discovered was closed for an hour as police conducted their investigated.

The incident comes after a noose was found hanging from a tree outside the Hirshorn Museum on INdependence Avenue on Friday, May 26.

In incident happens less than a week after the murders of two men by a white supremacist in Portland on the same day that LeBron James’ home in Los Angeles was vandalized with the N-word in spray paint. 

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke