Eugene Victor Debs Outside of Federal Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia c. 1921

"Your Honor,years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free." Debs' statement to a federal court in Cleveland, Ohio on September 18, 1918 after being convicted of violating the Sedition Act. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-37399. Debs Letter to Darrow