VANDALISM AT THE NEW LINCOLN BRIGADE MEMORIAL IN YBOR CITY11/13/02
More than 20 people from Ybor City volunteered to fight against fascism and for Spain's democratically elected government in the late 1930s. Known as the Lincoln Brigade, 2800 men and women from this country participated in the fight. One of just a few memorials in the U.S. to these veterans was just constructed in Tampa's Ybor City. The site was vandalized just a few days after it was erected. Our guest, historian Fraser Ottanelli, is a professor at the University of South Florida who has written extensively about the brigade.