8 Disturbing Images of Instruments of Torture Used on Black People

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torture neck

Neck collar

A metal collar was placed around the necks of captured Africans for months at a time to remind them of their wrongdoing. Such collars were thick and heavy; they often had protruding spikes that made fieldwork difficult and prevented the wearer from resting at night. It often took one hour of filing to remove the collar.

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