Free Speech on Trial: Eugene Debs at Canton, Ohio, in 1918

“My fate is in your hands. I am prepared for the verdict.” Introduction On a sultry afternoon in 1918, the tall, lanky Hoosier walked up the bandstand’s steps and surveyed the growing crowd gathered in Nimisilla Park in Canton, Ohio, on Sunday, June 16. They had come to hear the keynote speech at the Buckeye[…]