History

Debs Documentary Now Streaming

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Click here to watch The Revolutionist: Eugene V. Debs from WFYI Indianapolis Alternately loved and reviled, Eugene Victor Debs was a passionate labor leader, a progressive political figure, and a formidable speaker in a time of great change in the United States. WFYI’s new documentary, The Revolutionist: Eugene V. Debs, tells the story of this […]

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Call for Conference Papers

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“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, the Cunningham Memorial Library, and the Department of History at Indiana State University Keynote Address: Peter Cole, PhD., Professor of History at Western Illinois University Date: November 13-14, […]

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Borders and Immigrants Tour

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Saturday, December 22nd at 12:00 pm “Borders and Immigrants” is the first of a series of themed tours of the Eugene V. Debs Museum. This tour explores how immigration shaped Debs’ life and work, from his French immigrant parents, to his dynamic stances on immigration policy, to immigrants’ myriad contributions to the labor movement and […]

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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 […]