Person    | Female  Born 21/2/1915  Died 29/12/1964

Claudia Jones

Born Trinidad. Moved to New York where she became a Communist. Caught up in the McCarthy trials she was imprisoned and then extradited to Britain in December 1955. Became a community organiser after the Notting Hill race riots in 1958. Started an indoor annual event which grew to become the Notting Hill Carnival. Contributed to the lives of West Indians in London. Died at home, Lisburne Road, Gospel Oak. Buried Highgate Cemetery, beside Karl Marx in what was for a long time an unmarked grave but then "a group of youngsters from the Afro Caribbean Organisation in King’s Cross ... raised money to buy a headstone in 1984." From the Camden New Journal.

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Claudia Jones

Unveiled during the Notting Hill Carnival, 2008.

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Claudia Jones - Carnival Village

Carnival Village honours Claudia Jones, 1915 - 1964, publisher, political act...

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