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The Abraham Lincoln Brigade ArchivesPromoting Social Activism and the Defense of Human Rights
During the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), almost forty thousand men and women from fifty-two countries, including 2,800 Americans volunteered to travel to Spain and join the International Brigades to help fight fascism. The U.S. volunteers served in various units and came to be known collectively as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
Join us and learn about the diverse mosaic of stories that make up the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and the legacy of American Anti-fascist activism in the 20th century and today.
Giles Tremlett, long-time correspondent in Madrid, has published a major new book on the 35,000 volunteers from all over the world who flocked to Spain to help defend the Second Spanish Republic against fascism. ALBA Chair Sebastiaan Faber joins Tremlett in conversation about that book, The International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom & Spanish Civil War, its reception, and the Brigades’ place in history today.
Join us for an online interview, discussion, and Q & A on Thursday, October 28th, at 5 PM EST/2 PM PST. The Interview and Q&A Session will feature historian and author Giles Tremlett and ALBA Chair Sebastiaan Faber
Please join us as we explore Tremlett’s recent work on the International Brigades
Attendance is free but registration is required to join the interview and discussion.
After registering you, will receive an email with the login information for the Zoom Session.
If you have any issues registering or connecting to the Zoom, please contact [email protected]
A Live Online Event!
A Legacy of Hope and Activism
The full Footage from our recent Gathering at the Monument to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade on the Embarcadero will available to view on our webpage in the near future
We were proud to co-present a discussion on American Jews in the Spanish Civil War with The Sousa Mendes Foundation on Sunday, July 25.
In honor of the American Volunteers, we present a memorial video of those Lincoln Brigade Veterans that lost their lives in Spain fighting Fascism, and those who after the conclusion of the Spanish Civil War fell during WWII. Memorial Day is a holiday to honor the fallen, but the Lincolns have often been forgotten during this national remembrance because of their political identities. We hope this video serves as a small memorial for those too often ignored.
This is a work in progress; if you believe there is any information omitted please contact us at [email protected] with corrections.
As part of our Susman Lecture Series we were happy to host a talk on and exhibition of the art of Ralph Fasanella with Ralph’s son, Professor of Art and Architecture Dr. Marc Fasanella.
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