The Abraham Lincoln Brigade

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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.


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Impugning Impunity 2016 Submissions
Open on March 1 

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Early bird submissions will open for the sixth season of ALBA's Human Rights Documentary Film Festival on March 1, 2016. Check back for submission guidelines and festival information here.

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Invisible HeroesInvisible Heroes: African Americans in the Spanish Civil War

A documentary by Alfonso Domingo & Jordi Torrent / trailer
$20 for personal use (includes shipping/handling); USA ONLY

To order please send a check payable to ALBA with your name and address to: ALBA, 799 Broadway, Suite 341, New York, NY 10003 or pay with a credit card here. Be sure to "Designate your Donation" as Invisible Heroes.
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For Educators

2016 Teaching Institutes Schedule

  • January 23 & 24, February 6, 2016: Three day institute in New York, NY; co-hosted by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (NYU). Registration is closed.
  • March 4, 2016: Presentation, Social Studies Regional Conference, From Guernica to Nuremberg: Teaching Human Rights Themes in mid-20th-Century History in Aurora, IL.
  • April 2, 2016: One day institute in Boston, MA; co-hosted by the Collaborative for Educational Services.
  • April 23, 2016: One day institute for Spanish teachers in Seattle, WA; co-hosted by the University of Washington. 

    For more information click here.