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
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for and Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: Instagram: LVB325.