Univ. North Carolina Bans Communist Scholar Herbert Aptheker From Speaking
The University of North Carolina on this day officially banned Herbert Aptheker, a noted Marxist scholar and member of the Communist Party, from speaking on campus. Aptheker’s most significant work was American Negro Slave Revolts, published in 1943. It was a path-breaking work on slave revolts and African-American history.
Ohio State University had banned Aptheker from speaking on campus a year earlier, on April 21, 1965.
Read Aptheker’s groundbreaking work: Herbert Aptheker: American Negro Slave Revolts (1943)
Read his daughter’s memoirs: Bettina Aptheker, Intimate Politics (2006)
See Herbert Aptheker speaking at UCLA in 1970: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeHjmapYBsM