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As informed in the youtube description by AdVaiT Crafts: Claudia Jones | Notting Hill carnival | The West Indian Gazette Editor | Google Doodle | Trinidad-born activist who created London Carnival.Black woman Communist Party Of USA\nToday Google Doodle celebrating Claudia Jones a Trinidad-born activist,Notting hill carnival Caribbean carnival in 1959 in London UK.journalist and editor-in-chief for the West Indian Gazette and Afro-Asian Caribbean News.\n#GoogleDoodle #NottinghillCarnival #ClaudiaJones\nCheck this as well \nhttps://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-claudia-jones\n\nWhy Google Doodle celebrating Claudia Jones ? What is for today’s Google Doodle in United Kingdom ?\nHello Friends, \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. \n=============================\nWho was Claudia Jones ?\n\nClaudia 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. \n\nThroughout 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. \n\nJones’ political activity led to multiple imprisonments and ultimately her deportation to the U.K. 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. \n\nThank you, Claudia Jones, for your lifelong commitment to a more equitable world.\n=================================\nLondon Carnival;editor-in-chief;West Indian Gazette;WIG;Afro-Asian Caribbean News;Caribbean carnival in 1959;Caribbean carnival;Great British Stamp;liberation of Black women;Black women;Communist Party USA; journalism; West Indian immigrant community;Caribbean carnival;notting hill carnival 2020;online notting hill carnival;Notting Hill Carnival 2021;Notting Hill Carnival 2020 Guide;Founder;\n==============================\nWhat is Notting hill carnival ?\n\nThe Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that has taken place in London since 1966 on the streets of the Notting Hill area of Kensington, each August over two days (the August bank holiday Monday and the preceding Sunday).\n\nIt is led by members of the British West Indian community, and attracts around two and a half million people annually, making it one of the world’s largest street festivals, and a significant event in Black British culture In 2006, the UK public voted it onto a list of icons of England.Despite its name, the Notting Hill Carnival is not part of the global Carnival season preceding Lent\n\nThe roots of the Notting Hill Carnival that took shape in the mid-1960s had two separate but connected strands. A \”Caribbean Carnival\” was held on 30 January 1959 in St Pancras Town Hall as a response to the problematic state of race relations at the time; the UK’s first widespread racial attacks, the Notting Hill race riots in which 108 people were charged,had occurred the previous year. The 1959 event, held indoors and televised by the BBC, was organised by the Trinidadian journalist and activist Claudia Jones (often described as \”the mother of the Notting Hill Carnival\”) in her capacity as editor of influential black newspaper The West Indian Gazette, and directed by Edric Connor; showcasing elements of a Caribbean carnival in a cabaret style, it featured among other things the Mighty Terror singing the calypso \”Carnival at St Pancras\”, The Southlanders, Cleo Laine, the Trinidad All Stars and Hi–fi steel bands dance troupe, finishing with a Caribbean Carnival Queen beauty contest and a Grand Finale Jump-Up by West Indians who attended the event. hab.

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