Claudia Jones blue plaque in London

Claudia Jones 1915-1964 Mother of Caribbean Carnival in Britain. Organised an annual carnival from January 1959 as a community response to the 1958 August Bank Holiday Notting Hill riots

Claudia Jones, née Claudia Vera Cumberbatch (15 February 1915—24 December 1964), was a Trinidad-born journalist. As a child she migrated with her family to the US, where she became a political activist and black nationalist through Communism, using the false name Jones as"self-protective disinformation". As a result of her political activities, she was deported in 1955 and subsequently resided in the United Kingdom. She founded Britain's first Black newspaper, The West Indian Gazette, in 1958.

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