The portrait of Eugene Debs is part of the Americans Who Tell the Truth Series
Learn more about Eugene Debs, his writings and the Sedition Act of 1918 (click here for information and purchase)
Read more poetry from Abani's latest book, Sancificum, and some of his earlier works (click here)
Patrice Lumumba was an African nationalist leader, the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (June-September 1960). He was forced out of office during a political crisis, and assassinated a short time later.