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And he received over one million votes for president of the United States, while imprisoned for protesting World War I. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโœŠ๐Ÿป

Eugene V. Debs was born on this day, November 5, in 1855. Debs advocated and fought for the economic, labor, political, and social rights of America’s working men, women, and children. He founded the American Railway Union and co-founded the Industrial Workers of the World and the Socialist Party of America. Debs ran for president five times. He passed away on October 20, 1926.