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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Raymond Arthur Byrd, American, 1895 - 1926  Search this
Medium:
natural fiber and twine
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 3/4 × 5 1/2 × 3 3/4 in. (4.4 × 14 × 9.5 cm)
Type:
ropework
weapons
Place used:
Wythe County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
August 15, 1926
Description:
A piece of rope used to bind Raymond Byrd’s hands when he was lynched in Wythe County, Virginia on August 15, 1926. The rope is constructed from twisted twine and has been coiled into a circle. Both ends of the rope are frayed but are held together with single pieces of twine.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hate crimes  Search this
Lynching  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of John M. Johnson, Wythe County, VA
Object number:
2019.59
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Weapons and ammunition
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd564a52c31-d0b9-4743-a9ae-ccfe303a3abc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.59