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The Late Clarence Kailin in his Own Words: “We’ve Got a Lot of Work to Do”

Web ExclusiveOctober 27, 2009
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    Clarence Kailin was one of the last survivors of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, a group of American volunteers who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s. Kailin fought in defense of Spain’s democratically elected government against a military coup led by Gen. Francisco Franco, backed by Adolf Hitler and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. In one of his last public appearances, Kailin, a lifelong activist, told friends and supporters at his 95th birthday celebration in Madison, “We’ve got a lot of work to do.”

    Thanks to Karen Rybold-Chin for this video.

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