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Slave Collar

DuSable Museum of African American History

DuSable Museum of African American History

Iron collars like this one could be used to punish enslaved individuals for a number of transgressions. The spiked arms caught on branches and brush, making escape difficult, and also made resting or sleeping lying down nearly impossible. The collar further served as a warning to others considering escape.

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