Noose found at African American history museum in D.C. | Reuters

“The noose has long represented a deplorable act of cowardice and depravity — a symbol of extreme violence for African Americans,” Director Lonnie Bunch said in an email to museum staff sent to Reuters by a museum spokeswoman.Bunch said museum officials do not know who was responsible and told staff the incident “is a stark reminder why the work you do is so important.”A U.S. Park Police spokeswoman confirmed the agency was investigating but declined to provide any further details.The incident comes less than a week after a noose was found hanging from a tree outside the nearby Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian.com, an affiliated news organization, said.

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