The Abraham Lincoln Brigade
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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News & Updates
The nominating period for the 2017 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism is now open!
Information on the nominating process here.
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.
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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 16, 2016: One day institute at Brooklyn College, NYC; co-hosted by Brooklyn College.
- April 23, 2016: One day institute for Spanish teachers in Seattle, WA; co-hosted by the University of Washington.
- More dates TBA
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