Steve Nelson

Steve Nelson (1903-1993) was a labor activist, a former Communist Party official, the Political Commissar in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and a Spanish Civil War veteran. Nelson was convicted under the Smith Act in the 1950s. He left the Communist Party in 1957 after Khrushchev’s report on the atrocities of the Stalin regime. In 1963, Nelson became the National Commander of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, an organization that was established during the Spanish Civil War to aid returning veterans and support the fight against fascism.

 

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