On View
Segregation Gallery
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
Manufactured by
Unidentified
Subject of
Byrd, Raymond Arthur, American, 1895 - 1926
Date
August 15, 1926
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)
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.
Place used
Wythe County, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Weapons and ammunition
Type
ropework
weapons
Topic
Hate crimes
Lynching
Violence
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
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd564a52c31-d0b9-4743-a9ae-ccfe303a3abc
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