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Abraham Lincoln Brigade Memorial


Detail, Abraham Lincoln Brigade Memorial
Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco

. . . Cause if a Free Spain wins this war,
The colonies, too are free —

— Langston Hughes

Hughes believed that fascism, racism and colonialism in the middle of the 20th century, were different faces of the same animal.

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade, including 2800 Americans, 90 of them African-American, went to fight against Franco in Spain’s civil war. This memorial was installed in 2008.