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Claudia Jones

Claudia Jones Memorial Committee1990

Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives

Claudia Jones, née Claudia Vera Cumberbatch (21 February 1915 – 24 December 1964) was born in Trinidad and raised in New York where poverty led to her childhood tuberculosis. She joined
the Young Communists, working as a journalist where she earned her reputation as a pioneering feminist. Expelled from the USA under McCarthy she made a home in London where she founded the influential West Indian Gazette and, following the murder of Kelso Cochrane, launched the first indoor carnival to promote community harmony. ref PHOTOS/55

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