A noose was found inside an exhibit on segregation at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C.
U.S. Park Police investigated were called to investigate the incident after tourists found the noose in the exhibit.
Officers removed the noose and the exhibit reopened about an hour later, Smithsonian officials said.
Founding Director Lonnie Bunch released the following statement.
“The Smithsonian family stands together in condemning this act of hatred and intolerance, especially repugnant in a museum that affirms and celebrates the American values of inclusion and diversity,” secretary of Smithsonian Institution David Skorton said in a staff memo.
This incident comes just days after a noose was found hanging from a tree outside the Smithsonian’s Hirshorn Museum.
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