ALBA Features National History Day Finalist

August 30, 2023

Iago Macknik-Conde.

In June, Iago Macknik-Conde, the New York high school senior featured in our last issue, performed his play about the Lincoln Brigade at the National History Day competition for Senior Individual Performance in Maryland, winning an Outstanding Entry medal. Together with his mother, Dr. Susana Martínez-Conde, Iago wrote ALBA’s summer fundraising appeal and recorded a video message. ALBA “plays a vital role in preserving the historical truth and promoting an accurate understanding of the Spanish Civil War,” Martínez-Conde wrote. “I was incredibly fortunate to find ALBA at an early stage in my project’s development,” Iago added. “Their online database guided my search for primary and secondary sources, helped me identify the most important books to read and documentaries to watch, and even pointed me to original documents from the war.” Watch his video message here.