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 […]
“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, […]
Thanks to many hours of research by Board member Tim Kelley, we now have a history of the founding members of the Eugene V. Debs Foundation, entitled “Collective Lives/Collective Struggles”. This labor of love chronicles not only the beginnings of the Foundation but details about the lives of its charter members. Many thanks to Tim […]
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 […]
Our own Micki and John Morahn’s Debs research was covered in a recent issue of the Terre Haute Tribune Star: “Morahn retold that story and others last month, building a case for a more realistic picture of Kate, wife of the Terre Haute-born activist whose exploits earned him a spot on Life Magazine’s list of […]
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.