Debs Award

Honoring the Innocence Project

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The Innocence Project will receive the Eugene V. Debs Award on October 23, 2021. Originally scheduled for 2020, the Award event was postponed until 2021 due to the dangerous and uncertain conditions in the world and the U.S. created by the pandemic. The Award ceremonies will be a virtual event. The Debs Foundation is working […]

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Debs in Our Voices: Beyond Walls and Bars

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Join us! On June 12, 2021, the Debs Foundation and Museum will recognize Debs Day and present Debs in Our Voices: Beyond Walls and Bars. This event will take place from 2-4 pm Eastern Time via Facebook Live. Click here to watch on June 12 at 2 pm Eastern! The live video is accessible to […]

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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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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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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, […]

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Debs in Our Voices: Walls & Bars

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Join us! On June 20th, the Debs Foundation will recognize Debs Day and present Debs in Our Voices: Walls & Bars. This event will take place from 12-2 pm EDT via Facebook Live on our page, facebook.com/EugeneVDebsFoundation. Together, we will read selections from Walls & Bars and reflect on how Debs’ words speak to us […]

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Watch The Revolutionist with Senator Bernie Sanders

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Update 6/22/2020: The screening has been rescheduled for TONIGHT, June 22nd at 7:30 pm Eastern. Tune in with us at live.berniesanders.com! Update 6/5/2020: This event has been postponed indefinitely; watch this page and the official Facebook event page for further announcements. Update 5/29/2020: Senator Sanders’ team has rescheduled this livestream event to Friday, June 5th […]

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NPR Podcast Highlights Debs

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Click here to listen or find Throughline‘s episode “American Socialist” on your preferred podcast app. NPR’s history podcast Throughline peers into the past to better understand the present. Released in March, this episode delves into the life of Eugene V. Debs and the trajectory of socialism in the early twentieth century, illustrating how this history […]