Claudia Jones

Birth Name
Claudia Vera Cumberbatch
Date of Birth
21 February 1915
Birth Town
Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

A journalist and activist who founded Britain’s first mainstream newspaper, the West Indian Gazette which was also known in print on the newspaper’s banner as the West Indian Gazette And Afro-Asian Caribbean News. Jones is often described as “the mother of the Notting Hill Carnival”, an annual event held in west London since the 1960s.

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