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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.
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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