“Life After Hate” Wins ALBA/Puffin Award

February 5, 2022
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“Life After Hate” Wins ALBA/Puffin Award

On January 6, the one-year anniversary of the assault on the Capitol, ALBA announced that the 2022 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism will go to the organization Life After Hate (LAH) (Press Release). Founded in 2011, LAH helps people leave violent far-right and white supremacist groups to connect with humanity...
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Online Gala and ALBA/Puffin Award Ceremony on April 30

February 10, 2022
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Online Gala and ALBA/Puffin Award Ceremony on April 30

ALBA’s annual gala, including the ALBA/Puffin Award ceremony, will once again be online this year, in light of the ongoing pandemic. Tune in through YouTube or Facebook on April 30 at 4 PM (EDT) for an inspiring slate of speakers and musical guests. For...
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ALBA Workshops for Everyone Spark Broad Interest

February 10, 2022
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ALBA Workshops for Everyone Spark Broad Interest

A new slate of “workshops for everyone” offered as part of the new Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series (PRCS) has drawn broad interest from the ALBA community. Modeled on ALBA’s institutes for teachers but open to the general public, the 1.5-hour PRCS workshops are led...
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George and Ruth Watt Letters Performed on April 9

February 10, 2022
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George and Ruth Watt Letters Performed on April 9

This spring, stay tuned for a special online presentation featuring a performance and discussion of the fascinating letters that Lincoln volunteer George Watt exchanged with his wife Ruth when...
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New 5-Week Online Teacher Workshop This Spring

February 10, 2022
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New 5-Week Online Teacher Workshop This Spring

In partnership with the Collaborative for Educational Services, ALBA will offer a new iteration of its successful five-week online workshop for K-12 teachers anywhere in the world. The course...
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Letter from ALBA: Recovery and Inspiration

February 11, 2022
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Letter from ALBA: Recovery and Inspiration

Dear Friends, When Bryan Stevenson received the ALBA/Puffin Award in 2014, he spoke about the message he likes to deliver to white audiences: “I often say: ‘Many of you...
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Living Memorials: Reenacting Spanish Civil War in 2021

February 11, 2022
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Living Memorials: Reenacting Spanish Civil War in 2021

A growing number of dedicated living historians are choosing to portray the Spanish Civil War at public history events. Although they are as diverse as the Brigadistas they portray, they are united in their passion for history and desire to inspire people to learn more about the conflict.
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New ALBA Collections Available Online As Tamiment Tackles Difficult Digitization

February 11, 2022
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New ALBA Collections Available Online As Tamiment Tackles Difficult Digitization

The ever-expanding ALBA collection, which has been housed at NYU’s Tamiment-Wagner Library since its transfer from Brandeis University in 2000, is now increasingly available online. The slow but steady efforts to digitize materials—archival-quality preservation and transfer is a time-intensive, painstaking process—have focused primarily on...
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Florida Chamber Group Tells Abraham Lincoln Brigade Story Through Music

February 11, 2022
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Florida Chamber Group Tells Abraham Lincoln Brigade Story Through Music

In December 2021 and January 2022, the South Florida Chamber Ensemble (SFCE) performed Extranjeros, a program about the Spanish Civil War and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Written by Myrna Meeroff and produced in partnership with ALBA, the program featured music and texts from Manuel...
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Faces of ALBA: The Junas Family

February 11, 2022
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Faces of ALBA: The Junas Family

Like most veterans of the Lincoln Brigade, the experience of fighting in Spain shaped the rest of the lives of Stanley Junas and his family.
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Salaria Kea in the Archive

February 11, 2022
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Salaria Kea in the Archive

Salaria Kea, the only African American woman to serve in Spain, sailed from New York City with the second American Medical Unit on March 27, 1937, and returned to...
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In Search of the First Dutch Volunteer

February 5, 2022
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In Search of the First Dutch Volunteer

Willy de Lathouder was the first Dutchman to join the defense of the Spanish Republic. He died in 1938 shortly after the birth of his child. More than 80...
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Poetry Feature: A Wound in the Heart

February 11, 2022
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<em>Poetry Feature:</em> A Wound in the Heart

Mayday, the earth warms, greens, a trumpet on the car radio bleeds, Miles Davis, Sketches of Spain, the drama of rebirth, a staccato horn chases the bull in an arena, cycles...
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Rescuing the Archive: A Spanish Friend of the International Brigades Remembers

February 11, 2022
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Rescuing the Archive: A Spanish Friend of the International Brigades Remembers

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Spanish Association of Friends of the International Brigades (AABI) worked to collect the oral histories of brigadistas and to inventory the...
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The Road to Nightmare Alley: William Lindsay Gresham in the Spanish Civil War

February 11, 2022
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The Road to Nightmare Alley: William Lindsay Gresham in the Spanish Civil War

Director Guillermo del Toro’s new film Nightmare Alley is bringing renewed attention to the author of the classic novel by the same name: William L. Gresham, who served in...
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Catalan Government Names Program After Alvah Bessie

February 11, 2022
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Catalan Government Names Program After Alvah Bessie

The regional government of Catalonia has instituted a new program as part of its ongoing efforts to locate and exhume mass graves from the Spanish Civil War and use...
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Almudena Grandes (1960-2021)

February 11, 2022
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Almudena Grandes (1960-2021)

Spanish author Almudena Grandes, who died in November, aged 61, was famed for her novels portraying ordinary Spaniards’ experience of civil war and dictatorship. Against attempts to veil the...
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Book Review: Franco’s Legacies

February 11, 2022
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<em>Book Review:</em> Franco’s Legacies

Exhuming Franco: Spain’s Second Transition, by Sebastiaan Faber. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2021.
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Letter to the Editors: About Manus O’Riordan

February 12, 2022
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<em>Letter to the Editors:</em> About Manus O’Riordan

To the Editors: While there have been many recent tributes to my late partner Manus O’Riordan in the Irish media, including President D. Michael Higgins’ own website, and from...
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Letter to the Editors: Praise for Workshop on Hemingway

February 12, 2022
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<em>Letter to the Editors:</em> Praise for Workshop on Hemingway

To the Editors: I am writing to congratulate ALBA for the terrific workshop on Hemingway and the Lincoln Brigade, in the Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series. The many names of Lincolns...
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In Memoriam: Manus O’Riordan (1949-2021)

November 6, 2021
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<em>In Memoriam:</em> Manus O’Riordan (1949-2021)

It’s always sad when someone dies prematurely, but there is some consolation that Manus’s final hours were spent doing what he loved and dedicated to what he did much...
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Letters From Spain: Sidney Hotchkiss Lorraine

December 24, 2021
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Letters From Spain: Sidney Hotchkiss Lorraine

The picture of a young man in a jaunty hat and a big smile stared out of the 1978 issue of The Volunteer. The photo was accompanied by a...
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Veterans Day

November 10, 2021
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Many American veterans went on to serve in WWII and Korea.  This list is a work in progress. Those marked with an “*” were killed during the war. Office...
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