Collective Lives/Collective Struggles: The Charter Members of the Debs Foundation

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 […]

Debs in Our Voices: a Community Reading

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 […]

Debs Plaque Unveiled in Woodstock

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 […]

2nd Annual Labor History Tour

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 […]