"In this God favored land, where
the ballot is all powerful, peaceful revolutions can be achieved. Wrongs can
be crushed – sent to their native hell, and the right can be enthroned by
workingmen acting together, pulling together."
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Attribution: "What Can We Do for Working People?" April, 1890, Locomotive
Date: April, 1890
Eugene Victor Debs
Born on November 5, 1855 in Terre Haute, IN.
At fourteen Debs left school to become a paint scraper for the Terre Haute
and Indianapolis Railroad. Debs found his calling amongst the rail workers,
which was to be the champion of industrial workers everywhere in the United
States. His career spanned some of the most turbulent times in American
labor history, and his legacy is that of a tenacious fighter for the common
man and the good of all.