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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Winter Auction 2015

Tuesday, November 10 - Wednesday, November 18


Original art and artifacts, revolutionary documentaries, the Spanish Civil War as told by the Lincoln Brigade: Browse our selection of auction items and inspire a loved one (or yourself) while supporting the cause you believe in.  


 End of the Year Benefit Brunch

Sunday, December 13, 2015
12-2 p.m.

[Program starts at 12:30 PM]
Spanish Benevolent Society
239 West 14th Street, 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Join us for brunch and a conversation with Juan González, one of the nation’s best-known Latino journalists and co-host of Democracy Now!
Purchase tickets here.


2015 Impugning Impunity Award Winners

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Congratulations to Best Short winner Cast In India (USA, 2015, directed by Natasha Raheja) and Harry Randall Award for Best Feature winner Among The Believers (USA, 2014, directed by Hemal Trivedi & Mohammed Ali Naqvi, Written/Produced by Jonathan Goodman Levitt).
Read more about the festival here.

Order Now!

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)

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.
For international shipping inquiries as well as public presentation rates, please contact  

For Educators

2015-2016 Teaching Institutes Schedule

  • October 5, 2015: Presentation, Fall OCCS Conference, From Guernica to Nuremberg: Teaching Human Rights Themes in mid-20th-Century History in Columbus, OH
  • October 24, 2015: Professional development day in Boston, Massachusetts, with the support of the Collaborative for Educational Services and co-sponsored by AATSP-Massachusetts
  • November 3, 2015: Professional development day in New York, New York, co-hosted by New York University
  • November 4, 2015: Professional development day in New Jersey 
  • March 4, 2016: Presentation, Social Studies Regional Conference, From Guernica to Nuremberg: Teaching Human Rights Themes in mid-20th-Century History in Aurora, IL