Herbert Aptheker ... Speaking On… Styron’s “Confessions of Nat Turner” Myth or Reality? And Black Militancy in U.S. History [broadside].
One year after the 1967 publication of William Styron’s controversial novel of an 1831 slave rebellion, Confessions of Nat Turner, a lecture by the Marxist historian and activist Herbert Aptheker (1915–2003). Aptheker spoke on Styron’s ideas about Nat Turner and gave an overview of black militancy in American history; he also took questions from the audience.
Aptheker’s 1943 book, American Negro Slave Revolts, was already a standard work on the subject and one can easily imagine why his opinion would be desired upon the publication, and popularity, of Styron’s fictitious memoir of 19th century Virginia slave rebellion leader Nat Turner (1800–1831).
The lecture was presented as part of New York City’s “East Side Forum” and delivered under the auspices of The Worker, a successor publication to the long-time Communist Party newspaper published in New York City, the Daily Worker.
Description: Herbert Aptheker ... Speaking On… Styron’s “Confessions of Nat Turner” Myth or Reality? And Black Militancy in U.S. History [broadside].
[New York City. April 4, 1968]. p. Illustrated Broadside. 11 x 8½ inches. Pale yellow paper. Light handling; very good.