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Aptheker, Herbert, 1915-2003



Herbert Aptheker was born on July 31, 1915, in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Columbia University in 1936 and earned his doctorate in history in 1943 from Columbia University with his doctoral dissertation ''American Negro Slave Revolts''. In September 1939 he joined the Communist Party, and throughout his life remained a strong voice on the American left and an advocate of civil rights.  A prolific historian, Aptheker is best known for his work ''Documentary History of the Negro People in the United States'' and for editing the correspondence and writing of his mentor, W. E. B. DuBois.  Aptheker died March 17, 2003 in Mountain View, California.

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Herbert Aptheker, Letter

Identifier: MS-0168
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a letter from Herbert Aptheker addressed to Mr. Kahle, written July 3, 1975, regarding publications of the American Institute for Marxist Studies.

Dates: 1975, July 3