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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.
Our workshop Hemingway, the Spanish Civil War, and the Lincoln Brigade is now full.
If you would still like to register for this workshop, we are opening a waitlist for those interested to pre-register for a possible second offering of the Hemingway, the Spanish Civil War, and the Lincoln Brigade workshop dependent on interest. Please follow the below links to fill out that form.
Hemingway, the Spanish Civil War, and the Lincoln Brigade
Waitlist Form Here
ALBA is pleased to announce a new initiative as part of the Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series: six expert-led interactive workshops about salient, fascinating, or controversial aspects of the Spanish Civil War, the International Brigades, and the U.S. volunteers who joined them. Modeled on our successful institutes for high school teachers, these workshops will be open to the general audience.
To ensure maximum interactivity, each 1.5-hour workshop will be capped at 20 participants, who will be asked to do a modest amount of reading or viewing beforehand (approximately two hours’ worth). The workshop will combine presentation with discussion. They’ll be conducted in English by two experts on the topic.
Participants may sign up for any workshop for a nominal fee of $20 per person.
Hemingway, the Spanish Civil War, and the Lincoln Brigade is the first workshop in our series.
Conducted via Zoom by experienced presenters, Peter N. Carroll & Sebastiaan FaberTickets are limited. Register now to ensure your participation
Registration Fee $20.
Registration Deadline: First Come First Serve
Peter N. Carroll is the author and editor of 17 books, including The Odyssey of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Americans in the Spanish Civil War (Stanford, 1994) and From Guernica to Human Rights: Essays on the Spanish Civil War (Kent State, 2015). He is an editor of The Volunteer and he serves as a trustee of the Puffin Nation Prize for creative citizenship. He teaches history at Stanford University.
Sebastiaan Faber is Professor of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College and co-edits, with Peter Carroll, ALBA’s quarterly magazine The Volunteer. He regularly writes for the US and Spanish media and is the author, most recently, of Exhuming Franco: Spain’s Second Transition (Vanderbilt, 2021).
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.
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.
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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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