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.



Delmer Berg (1915-2016)
Delmer Berg, the last known surviving veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, died peacefully at age 100 in his California home on Sunday, February 28. He will be greatly missed. To make a contribution in memory of Del Berg or any other volunteer of the Lincoln Brigade, click here. Read English press highlights here.  
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News & Updates

Sunday April 16, 2017

81st Annual Celebration (New York) 

With the presentation of the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism to Proactiva Open Arms in support of their ongoing efforts to rescue migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
The Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Ave & 103rd St, New York, NY 10029 

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For Educators

2017 Teaching Institutes Schedule

  • March 31-April 1: Two-day institute in Northampton, MA; co-hosted by the Collaborative for Educational Services.
  • May 6, 7, 13: Three-day institute in New York City, 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 7, 2016: One day institute in New York, NY; co-hosted by the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (NYU).
  • November, 8, 2016: 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