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African American

Slave Collar

The New York State Museum’s African American history collection covers the 18th through the 21st centuries.  This collection documents slavery in the state, abolition efforts, military accomplishments, civil rights activities, as well as the lives of everyday African Americans living in New York State.  Current research on this topic includes the Great Migration to New York State.