Slavery's hidden history in the mid-Hudson Valley coming to lightBreaking News
They lived in cellars and likely were locked in at night to prevent their escape.
Some wore steel collars around their neck that identified the family that owned them. That way, if they did escape, their captors would know where to return them.
Most Americans have a firm grasp of slavery in the south and how its plantations, crops and bondage helped frame a legacy of oppression. The same cannot be said of slavery in the north.
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