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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A feature story on the Debs legacy and an interview with our 2016 Debs Award Recipient by Dan Carpenter were recently published in NUVO. Click here for the story about the Debs legacy. Click here for the interview with Cindy Sheehan.
The Foundation’s Secretary, Dr. Lisa Phillips, was interviewed by Univision at the Debs Home last month: Click here to read in Spanish! Click here to read an English translation!
The Foundation’s Treasurer, Benjamin Kite, was interviewed by NPR at the Debs Home last month: Click here to listen!
We are saddened at the passing of Charles King, long-time secretary of the Foundation. The Memorial Service, will be held April 9 from 11-1pm at United Methodist Temple, 5001 Dixie Bee Road and Highway 41, Terre Haute
We are happy to announce that the Debs House is now operating on a more regular schedule. The House is now open Wednesday through Saturday each week. Many, many thanks to Debbie Sitarski, a former Debs Scholar and student of Charles King, who called to volunteer. Instead of volunteering, we hired her part-time. She’s completed […]
Deadline: Friday, April 29th, 2016 On display July 1 – August 27, the exhibition will include Leonard baskin’s Homage to Gene Debs from the Swope Art Museum’s collection. Artists are encouraged to create work that pays homage to the progressive ideas, humanitarian values, and social criticism of Debs. More information is on the Swope website.
A new book relating the history of Indiana has been freshly published. This one gives vignettes about 400 people and businesses that formed the state and is readable in 10-minute increments. It starts with the mound builders, Fort Ouiatenon, George Rogers Clark, William Henry Harrison and Chief Little Turtle and goes through two major wars, […]