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George Wallace’s Podium
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Origin

George Wallace

Type

Podium

Effects

Darkens areas of extreme hate

Downsides

Amplifies hate, causing fear and rash actions

Activation

Speaking from it

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Wrath-61446

Aisle

93217-5882

Shelf

364998-2574-103

Date of Collection

June 3, 1964

[Source]


OriginEdit

George Wallace was the 45th governor of Alabama and served as a Democrat for four terms. He is remembered for his populist and segregationist attitudes during the 1960s of the African-American civil rights movement. He protested racial integration of the University of Alabama by standing in the school’s doorway to block two black students from enrolling. He gave a speech on states rights’ but ultimately stepped aside due to pressure from the US general attorney and President Kennedy, who nationalized the state national guard. Wallace eventually renounced segregationism but remained a populist, running for president three times and losing. An assassination attempt later in 1972 left him paralyzed and in need of a wheelchair for the remainder of his life.

EffectsEdit

When active, the podium will color the skies pitch black over areas experiencing extreme amounts of hate or prejudice. The darkness can grow as large as whole portions of a country or as small as a street or building. Those underneath the darkness will be unable to physically leave the area, although they can still receive messages from the outside world. Any hate underneath the darkness will become amplified, increasing fear and causing violent actions.

TriviaEdit

This artifact was quickly used as the inspiration for the Twilight Zone episode I Am the Night - Color Me Black.

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