1966 February 7

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 1970https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeHjmapYBsM

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