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Eugene Victor Debs


"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 Firemen’s Magazine

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.


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