ALBA Institutes draw more than 80 teachers

December 17, 2014
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ALBA Institutes draw more than 80 teachers

More than 80 high school teachers from New York City and New Jersey participated in back-to-back ALBA institutes during the first week of November. As in most ALBA classrooms, the majority of teachers work in Social Studies—including US History, World History, and Government—but these groups also had significant numbers of Spanish teachers. Brooklyn’s Abraham...
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Human Rights Film Festival stirs debate

December 17, 2014
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Human Rights Film Festival stirs debate

ALBA granted the first Harry Randall Award to the documentary 1971, a startling portrait of the civilians who uncovered Hoover’s secret FBI.
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Bay Area honors Pete Seeger & Equal Justice

December 17, 2014
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Bay Area honors Pete Seeger & Equal Justice

On a sunny October Sunday, the city of Berkeley still buzzing about the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, many alumni of that good fight, together with family and friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, came to the Freight & Salvage Coffee House...
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Two students win George Watt Essay Award

December 17, 2014
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Two students win George Watt Essay Award

The Watt Prize awards excellence in student writing about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the struggle against fascism, or the lifetime histories of the Americans who fought in Spain.
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Archaeology and memory in Spain

December 17, 2014
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Archaeology and memory in Spain

Following the Spanish Civil War, the victorious dictator Francisco Franco used archaeology to legitimate his power as well as the official history of the war. Today, many Spanish people...
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Minnesota volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

December 17, 2014
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Minnesota volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

Snow flurries whipped through the freezing air as 22-year-old Clarence Forrester crunched his way through the snow from the Minneapolis Auditorium, thoughts of a much warmer land an ocean...
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The politics of Spanish resistance: Carrillo in France, 1944

December 17, 2014
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The politics of Spanish resistance: Carrillo in France, 1944

Paul Preston’s new biography of Santiago Carrillo, the legendary Spanish Communist leader, stirred up serious controversy when it came out in Spain last year. In this exclusive excerpt, Preston recounts Carrillo's involvement in the 1944 attempt to invade Spain from France.
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Mind-boggling lies: Preston on Carrillo

December 17, 2014
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Mind-boggling lies: Preston on Carrillo

Preston’s revealing exposé of Carrillo’s ruthless rise to power within the Party—a career strewn with lies, crimes, and betrayals—destroyed the positive image that Carrillo had managed to build in the wake of the democratic Transition.
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The Spaniards who helped liberate Paris

December 17, 2014
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The Spaniards who helped liberate Paris

Graphic novelist Paco Roca worked with ALBA’s Bob Coale to chronicle the odyssey of “La Nueve,” the company of Spanish Republicans who fought the Nazis with General LeClerc.
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Faces of ALBA: Dale Hueber

December 17, 2014
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<i>Faces of ALBA:</i> Dale Hueber

Florida educator Dale Hueber did not follow the usual path to teaching history.
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Book Review: Hotel Florida

December 17, 2014
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<i>Book Review:</i> Hotel Florida

Amanda Vaill. Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil War. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
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Letter from ALBA: Spread the word

December 17, 2014
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<i>Letter from ALBA:</i> Spread the word

It was thrilling to receive such positive responses to our September issue, featuring Pablo Iglesias, the 36-year-old political scientist who may well be Spain’s next Prime Minister. (Even Pablo...
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Book Review: Memories of Basque exile

December 17, 2014
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<em>Book Review</em>: Memories of Basque exile

Arantza Cazalis Shuey, Growing Up in a Time of War. Memoirs of a Young Basque girl’s thirteen-year Odyssey as a refugee of the Spanish Civil War. Third Place Press,...
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In memory of Paul Sigel (1915-1938)

December 17, 2014
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In memory of Paul Sigel (1915-1938)

ALBA is deeply honored by our donors’ confidence and profoundly grateful for their generosity.
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Book Review: The Stranger in the Attic

December 17, 2014
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<em>Book Review:</em> The Stranger in the Attic

John Kedzie Jacobs, The Stranger in the Attic: Finding a Lost Brother in His Letters Home (Lexington, KY: Jacobs, 2013).
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ALBA announces matching gift program

December 17, 2014
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ALBA announces matching gift program

Double your donation! As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, ALBA is eligible for many employers’ matching gifts programs. Many companies sponsor matching gift programs that allow their employees to...
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Including ALBA in your will

December 17, 2014
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Including ALBA in your will

Making gifts to ALBA in your will is an important source of funding to continue our work. A gift in your will keeps our educational programs growing in the...
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Fighters and Friends of the Spanish Republic

November 17, 2014
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Fighters and Friends of the Spanish Republic

Victor Grossman, of the German organization “Fighters and Friends of the Spanish Republic” sent a brief overview of their annual Spain Conference in Berlin to share with the ALBA...
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Dutch Brigader Biography Project

November 14, 2014
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Dutch Brigader Biography Project

Great news from the Netherlands, where a group of volunteers has started an online biographical database of all the Dutch who fought in Spain between 1936 and 1939 to...
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Ireland pays tribute to IBers

September 27, 2014
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Ireland pays tribute to IBers

The voices of British Battalion’s Charlie Donnelly, Bob Doyle, John Cornford, Jim Haughey and Dolores Ibárruri (La Pasionaria) were heard again at the Shankill Road Library in Belfast this...
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Ruby Dee memorial celebration

September 25, 2014
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Ruby Dee memorial celebration

Ruby Dee, legendary actress, author and activist was honored with a public memorial celebration at the Riverside Church in New York City on Sept. 20. She and her husband...
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