Claudia Jones | Celebrating Claudia Jones

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As written in the youtube description by Doodle Catalog: Google Doodle :\nCelebrating Claudia Jones\n\nClaudia Jones\n\nCelebrating Claudia Jones\n\ncelebrating-claudia-jones\n\nClaudia Jones\n\nCelebrating Claudia Jones\n\nToday’s Doodle commemorates Trinidad-born activist, feminist, journalist, orator, and community organizer Claudia Jones Among her groundbreaking accomplishments, Jones founded and served as the editor-in-chief for the West Indian Gazette and Afro-Asian Caribbean News—Britain’s first, major Black newspaper Through its global news coverage, the Gazette aimed to unify the Black community in the worldwide battle against discrimination The publication also provided a platform for Jones to organize Britain’s first Caribbean carnival in 1959, which is widely credited as the precursor to today’s annual celebration of Caribbean culture known as the Notting Hill Carnival On this day in 2008, Jones was honored with a Great British Stamp in the “Women of Distinction” series to commemorate her lifetime of pioneering activism  Claudia Jones was born Claudia Vera Cumberbatch on February 21, 1915 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago At 8 years old, she moved with her family to New York City’s Harlem neighborhood Passionate about writing, Jones contributed to and led a variety of communist publications as a young adult, and she spent much of her adulthood as an active member of the Communist Party USA  Throughout her life, Jones tirelessly championed issues like civil rights, gender equality, and decolonization through journalism, community organization, and public speaking She focused much of her work on the liberation of Black women everywhere from the discrimination they faced due to a combination of classism, racism, and sexism  Jones’ political activity led to multiple imprisonments and ultimately her deportation to the U in 1955, but she refused to be deterred Beginning a new chapter of her life in Britain, she turned particular attention to the issues facing London’s West Indian immigrant community In an effort to counteract racial tensions, she inaugurated an annual Caribbean carnival, whose spirit lives on today as a symbol of community and inclusion  Thank you, Claudia Jones, for your lifelong commitment to a more equitable world Like, Share and Subscribe to Doodle Catalog

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