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.