The Lincoln Brigade (Newsreel Edition)

Presented in black and white, the true story of 3,000 American volunteers who defied their government and traveled to Spain in 1937-38 to fight fascism during the Spanish Civil War. These volunteers called themselves The Lincoln Brigade. This graphic novel focuses on Oliver Law, an African American who fought and protested for worker rights in the Depression-era 1930s United States. Law and other black American citizens volunteered to go to Spain, and with little training, fighting in the war. Law would go on to lead the entire Lincoln Brigade army, integrated with both black and white soldiers, into combat. Law's assumption of command took place 10 years before black and white soldiers were integrated in the US Army, to say nothing of any military group being led by a soldier of color.

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