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Live Reading: Debs and Randolph in Our Voices

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Join us! On Saturday, June 18th, 2022, the Debs Foundation and Museum will recognize the Debs Day and present Debs and Randolph in Our Voices. This live reading event will take place from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time. Together, we will read passages from both Eugene V. Debs and A. Philip Randolph, reflecting on how their […]

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Honoring the A. Philip Randolph Institute

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The Eugene V. Debs Foundation each year honors a person or organization that demonstrates a long experience in the fields of labor, education, or public service. This year’s Eugene V. Debs Award will be presented to the A. Philip Randolph Institute. Founded in 1965 by A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, the AFL-CIO’s first constituent […]

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Regular Hours Resume at Debs Museum

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The Eugene V. Debs Museum is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern time. Museum tours are available on a walk-in basis. Each tour runs 1-2 hours, depending on visitors’ interest and preference. Masks are required for all visitors with no exceptions. Groups are limited to 10 individuals. Thank you […]

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(2021) Honoring the Innocence Project

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The Innocence Project will receive the Eugene V. Debs Award on October 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. Our first-ever virtual Award ceremonies will stream on this page as well as Facebook and Youtube. Christina Swarns, Executive Director of the Innocence Project, will accept the Award and offer remarks. Acclaimed musician and activist Bucky […]

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(2021) Academic Conference

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Post-Event Update Thank you to all scholars and volunteers who made this event a success. Recordings of several conference sessions will be available on our YouTube channel shortly. “While There is a Soul in Prison, I Am Not Free”: The History of Solidarity in Social and Economic Justice Special Conference Sponsored by The Eugene V. Debs […]

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(2021) Guest Lecture: Margaret Haile

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Post-Event Update Thank you to Cindy Ringer and all supporters who made this event a success. A recording of the program is available at this link. The Forgotten Comrade: Margaret Haile January 31st at 4 pm Eastern Margaret Haile co-founded the Socialist Party of America and was the first woman to run for legislative office […]

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(2020) Convict 9653 at 100

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Update: The recorded and captioned program is now available to stream at this link. 100 years ago, Eugene V. Debs made his fifth and final bid for the presidency as Convict No. 9653. Imprisoned for condemning war, Debs campaigned from his Atlanta prison cell on issues that still resonate today: “real democracy and self-government and […]

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Academic Conference Postponed

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UPDATE: Due to the ongoing issues of the COVID19 pandemic the organizers have decided to reschedule this conference from its original November 2020 date to April 9-10, 2021. “While There Is A Soul In Prison, I Am Not Free” The History of Solidarity in Social and Economic Justice Sponsored by the Eugene V. Debs Foundation, […]

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Debs in Our Voices Recording Now Available

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One June 20th, 2020, the Debs Foundation and Museum hosted our third annual (and first virtual) Debs Day. Twenty-seven readers, from Los Angeles to New York, Atlanta to Chicago, and back to Terre Haute, brought Debs’ words to life with a virtual reading of his prison writings, Walls and Bars. Other relevant texts were included, […]