DebsSpeak: On Labor Day

“The workingman – and this is the day to write him in capital letters – has given me what I have, made me what I am, and will make me what I hope to be; and I thank him for all, and above all for giving me eyes to see, a heart to feel and a voice to speak for the workingman.”

“Comrades, this is the day for Workingmen to think of the Class Struggle and the Ballot …. ”

(Eugene V. Debs, “Labor Day Greeting”, Social Democrat Herald, September 1904)

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