The Abraham Lincoln Brigade

ALB group photo

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.



Congratulations to Proactiva Open Arms, 

recipients of the 2017 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism

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Gerard Canals and Oscar Camps of Proactiva 
at the 81st Anniversary Celebration in New York

News & Updates


ALBA is moving offices!

It is with some sadness that we announce that ALBA will relocate its offices by January 2018. The historical building on 799 Broadway known as the “St Denis Hotel,” where the vets worked since the 1970s, has been purchased by a real estate developer and will be demolished. On the bright side, the Spanish Benevolent Society has offered to have us move into their building on 14th Street in Manhattan. This will be our new location starting in February 2018. 


Celebrate Resistance!

For those who came

Antifa Tote

Cover, S in Hearts
For Those Who Came After: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War

$20  (includes shipping/handling) 
Anti-Fascist Women Tote

Made in the USA

$20  (includes shipping/handling) 


For Educators

Upcoming Workshops...
  • October 10: One-day institute in Cleveland, Ohio; co-hosted by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • October 12: One-day institute in Bowling Green, Ohio; co-hosted by Bowling Green State University
  • October 18: One-day institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; co-hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (School of Education & Department of History)
  • November 7: One-day institute in New York, NY; co-hosted by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (NYU) and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.   .
  • November 8: One-day institute in Bergen County, NJ.

For more information click here. If you are interested in organizing a Teaching Institute near you, please write to