Claudia Jones (1915–60)

Claudia Jones

Born in Trinidad, Jones immigrated with her family to New York at the age of 8.

From 1933 onwards, she began to play a role of increasing importance in the American Communist Party, in 1948 becoming the editor for Negro Affairs for the party’s paper The Daily Worker, a role in which Jones also garnered interest as one of the first prominent Black feminists in the Western world.

Deported by McCarthy in 1955, Jones spent the remainder of her life in Britain, where in 1958 she founded the West Indian Gazette, the UK’s first Black community newspaper, and more indelibly in 1959 founded the Notting Hill Carnival, the largest annual festival celebrating the Black immigrant community in the world.

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