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Aptheker, Herbert

Born: 1915 AD
Died: 2003 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Historian


1915 - Born in Brooklyn, New York on the 31st of July.

1932 - He was 16, he accompanied his father on a business trip to Alabama.

1939 - Aptheker's academic and political concerns, long-running interest in the history of African Americans, and struggle against racism led him to join the Communist Party USA the U.S.

1831 - His master's thesis, a study of the Nat Turner revolt in Virginia, laid the groundwork for his future work on the history of American slave revolts.

1943 - His doctoral dissertation, American Negro Slave Revolts.

1950 - He was blacklisted, and unable to obtain appointment as a university lecturer throughout the decade.

1960 - He was executive director of the American Institute For Marxist Studies.

1991 - Aptheker served on the National Committee of the Communist Party.

2003 - Died at the age of 87 on the 17th of March.


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