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.



News & Updates


ALBA is moving offices!

La Nacional

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 (Winter/Spring '18)...
  • February 22: One-day institute in Pittsburgh, PA; co-hosted by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and Classrooms Without Borders
  • March 2: One-day institute in Clemson, SC; co-hosted by Clemson University 
  • March 15: Two seminars in Long Island, NY; co-hosted by Hofstra University.
  • March 23-24: Two-day institute in Eastern Massachusetts; co-hosted by Collaborative for Educational Services. 
  • April 14, 15, 28: Three-day institute in New York City, NY; co-sponsored by NYU's Tamiment Library & King Juan Carlos Center (KJCC), and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the City Council.
  • April 15: Seminar in Pittsburgh, PA; co-hosted by the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and Classrooms Without Borders.
  • April 21: One-day workshop in Seattle, WA; co-hosted by the University of Washington
  • May 25: One-day workshop in Bergen County, NJ; co-hosted by the Bergen County Technical Schools 
Make sure to stay tuned! We will be announcing more workshops in the coming weeks... 

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