Noose Found Inside African-American Museum in DC


The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture is seen on Sept. 23, 2016. (Credit: Smithsonian Institution via CNN)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A noose was found at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, DC on Wednesday, the museum said in a statement.

This is the second incident in the last week of a noose being found on Smithsonian properties.

“Today’s incident is a painful reminder of the challenges that African Americans continue to face,” museum Founding Director Lonnie Bunch said in a statement posted on Twitter. “This was a horrible act, but it is a stark reminder of why our work is so important.”

The US Park Police said it was investigating “a case of that nature,” but had no further details.

The museum was opened by President Barack Obama in September 2016.

On Friday night, a Smithsonian police officer reportedly found a noose hanging from a tree while conducting security checks on the grounds.

Trademark and Copyright 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

Most Popular

Latest News

More News

KTLA on Instagram


KTLA on Facebook

KTLA on Twitter