Headquartered in New York City, ALBA preserves the history of the Abraham Lincoln Brigades. These American volunteers participated in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and fought against fascist forces. Founded in 1978, the archives conducts educational programs enlightening people about the importance and history of these soldiers and their accomplishments.
For the past five years, ALBA has joined with the Puffin Foundation for an ongoing Human Rights Project. This initiative honors the anti-fascist brigades by showing how their legacy has continued throughout the generations and how their impact can be felt in modern human rights advocates.
One way in which ALBA and the Puffin Foundation honor such fighters is through the annual ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism. Individuals or groups active in human rights causes are eligible for a $100,000 cash award. Log onto alba-valb.org to learn how to nominate someone for the prize.