Claudia Jones

Died aged 49

Claudia Vera Jones (née Cumberbatch; 21 February 1915 – 24 December 1964) was a Trinidad and Tobago-born journalist and activist. As a child, she migrated with her family to the US, where she became a Communist political activist, feminist and black nationalist, adopting the name Jones as "self-protective disinformation". Due to the political persecution of Communists in the US, she was deported in 1955 and subsequently lived in the United Kingdom. Upon arriving in the UK, she immediately joined the Communist Party of Great Britain and would remain a member for the rest of her life. She then founded Britain's first major black newspaper, the West Indian Gazette, in 1958, and played a central role in founding the Notting Hill Carnival, the second-largest annual carnival in the world.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Britain’s first African Caribbean Carnival was established in 1958 by Claudia Jones 1915-1964, she also helped to organise the first Notting Hill Street Carnival 1964

225 Portobello Road, London, United Kingdom where they established Britain’s first African Caribbean Carnival

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

corner of Tavistock Rd and Portobello Rd, London, United Kingdom where they worked

Claudia Jones 1915-1964 Anti-racist activist and a founding spirit of Notting Hill Carnival lived here

6 Meadow Road, Vauxhall, London, United Kingdom where they was