Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War
Join us for “The Spanish Civil War and the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: 80 Years Later,” a discussion with William Loren Katz and Josephine Nelson Yurek.
The event will take place on Tuesday, November 29 (6:00 PM) at the Tamiment Library, home of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. A reception with wine and cheese will follow. This event is sponsored by the Frederic Ewen Center.
Willam Loren Katz is the co-author of The Lincoln Brigade: A Picture History(WPF & Stock, 3rd edition, 2013). Katz, a highly-acclaimed author of forty books on American history, and Marc Crawford twice traveled to post-Franco Spain (1986, 1988) with veterans of the racially-integrated Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Using interviews with veterans and rare photos, this Third updated edition carries the Brigades’ heroic struggle for civil rights, and peace and against U.S. interventions abroad into the 21st century.
Josephine Nelson Yurek is a member of the Board of Governors of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, and is active in the “Friends and Family of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.” Her father, Steve Nelson, was a volunteer in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. She retired as a New York City school administrator.
Copies of The Lincoln Brigade: A Picture History will be available for purchase.
RSVP: email tamiment.events[at]nyu.edu with guest name(s) & title of event.