Martin Luther King Jr.'s Handcuffs
Handcufss police


Martin Luther King, Jr./Letter from Birmingham Jail




Emits peace and understanding, increases oratory skills


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Collected by

Warehouse 13







Date of Collection

November 3, 2006



Martin Luther King, Jr. was an African-American pastor and one of the most famed leaders of the African-American civil rights movement in the 1960s. He upheld his belief through the use of strikes, protests and other forms of nonviolent disobedience. He helped lead many protests in the south, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott started by Rosa Parks and desegregation protests in Albany, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama. His next march on Washington D.C. culminated in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

King received the Nobel peace prize in his lifetime due to his work to break racial inequality. He later organized peaceful but attacked marches from Selma to Montgomery and later supported those in poverty but was a critic against the war in Vietnam. In 1968, he was planning the Poor People’s Campaign for the poor in America when he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal and received a holiday to celebrate his life, celebrated the third Monday of January.

In Birmingham he was jailed and wrote an open letter arguing the need for nonviolent action to break racism. During. King wore these handcuffs during his trip to and from Birmingham jail.


Wearing them can emit peace and understanding. The user’s speech giving skills are highly amplified, allowing the user to spread their message of serenity across mass groups of people.

These cuffs are never to be brought together with Rosa Parks' Bus Seat because the energies would escalate to enormous proportions. However, it is noted to negate the after effects of Julius Caesar's Wreath

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