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Slave collar

Alabama laws prohibited slaves from leaving their master's property without a pass. This brass collar identified the wearer as the property of William T. King, a Dallas County planter. The collar discouraged slaves from running away and protected them from being mistaken for runaways.

Creator: William T. King
Date: 1840-1865
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Collar

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