Spanish Civil War monument proposed





The latest piece of public art on San Francisco Port land will likely stand 7 feet high and span 30 feet, honoring the Bay Area Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

The San Francisco Port Commission is expected to vote Nov. 14 on whether to allow the artwork’s installation near the east wall of the Vaillancourt Fountain at Justin Herman Plaza. It would be only the third monument to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the United States.

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade was part of an international brigade of men and women who volunteered to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War from 1936 through 1938. They were also the first racially integrated U.S. armed forces at all levels of command.


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