Claudia Jones – The Journalist

Series about black personalities in history.

Photo: African Heritage Foundation, published online: August 11, 2016

Claudia Jones (born Claudia Cumberbatch) was a journalist, Black Nationalist and prominent member of the American Communist Party. Emigrating from Trinidad to NYC at eight years old, she was an extremely well-known peace activist and worked toward civil rights and women’s rights in America.

Arrested for giving a speech promoting peace and women’s rights, in 1955 she was deported to England. There she founded the nation’s first Black newspaper, continued her work fighting racism and sexism, and founded the famous Notting Hill Carnival to promote understanding between white Londoners and their Caribbean immigrant neighbors.


Podcast with Prof. Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies, Professor of African Studies and English at Cornell University and author of Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones.

Par Claudia Jones en francais.

[Source: The introductory text and podcast was taken from the website What´shername published on June 18, 2018.
Many thanks to Prof. Dr Rhoda Reddock (University of West Indies) and Prof. Dr. Carole Boyce Davies (Cornell University) for the highly interesting lecture on „20th Century Left Feminisms: A Decolonial Reading“ at the Justus-Liebig University Gießen in November last year on the invitation of Prof. Dr. Encarnacion Gutierrez-Rodriguez. The lecture made us aware of Claudia Jones in the first place.]


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