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Debs in Our Voices: a Community Reading

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Mayor Proclaims June 16 “Debs Day” in Terre Haute June 16, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Eugene V. Debs’ most famous speech in Canton, Ohio and the Debs Foundation of Terre Haute is commemorating the date by offering the public an opportunity to read the speech in their own voices from the porch of […]

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Debs Plaque Unveiled in Woodstock

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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 […]

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2nd Annual Labor History Tour

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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 […]

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Passing of J. Robert Constantine

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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 […]

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2017 Debs Award Recipient: Jobs with Justice

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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 […]

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Multi-Volume Eugene V. Debs Works Project Announced

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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 […]