In 1895, following the conclusion of the Pullman Railroad Strike, Eugene Debs served a six months term in the McHenry County Jail located in Woodstock, Illinois. On Saturday, October 21, 2017, a plaque which memorializes the significance of the imprisonment and its impact on the labor movement and the free speech movement in the decades […]
Check out this special edition of On Contact: Chris Hedges travels to the former auto manufacturing town of Anderson, Indiana to explore how a community and its workforce are recovering after the loss of thousands of union jobs. Featuring Eugene V. Debs Museum director Allison Duerk, and board member Denny Cheshier!
The Eugene V. Debs is pleased to announce that Tim Kelley, one of our board of directors, has agreed to lead a walking tour of Eugene V. Debs landmarks and locations of historical interest in the Terre Haute area during the weekend of our annual awards banquet. The tour will run from approximately 1pm until […]
A supporter tipped us off to this recent piece about the museum late last week. Thanks to James Glass and the Indianapolis Star for this piece on Debs: The first Bernie Sanders — Indiana’s Eugene V. Debs.
The Eugene V. Debs Foundation is saddened to report the passing of Professor J. Robert Constantine, the last surviving founder of the Eugene V. Debs Foundation, who passed away at his home in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the age of 93. In 1962, he was the member of a small group […]
Congratulations to Jobs with Justice On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the Eugene V. Debs Award will be presented to the Jobs with Justice national organization together with its regional and local affiliates. Sarita Gupta, the Executive Director of Jobs with Justice, will accept the Award. The event will begin at 6:00PM with a cocktail hour […]
Nearly a century after his death, American trade union and socialist leader Eugene V. Debs will be the subject of a major new publishing initiative. Eugene V. Debs: Selected Works is the working title for a four volume series to be published by Chicago publisher Haymarket Books, one of the leading publishers of socialist books […]
A feature story on the Debs legacy and an interview with our 2016 Debs Award Recipient by Dan Carpenter were recently published in NUVO. Click here for the story about the Debs legacy. Click here for the interview with Cindy Sheehan.
The Foundation’s Secretary, Dr. Lisa Phillips, was interviewed by Univision at the Debs Home last month: Click here to read in Spanish! Click here to read an English translation!
The Foundation’s Treasurer, Benjamin Kite, was interviewed by NPR at the Debs Home last month: Click here to listen!