34/52 Trinidad & Tobago – Claudia Jones

Photo of Claudia Jones on holiday in Cornwall by Abhimanyu (Manu) Manchanda

Claudia Jones was born in Trinidad, grew up in the States and ended up in Britain when she was deported for being a communist. In this episode we visit five spots around London where you can learn more about her enormous contributions to the city – which include starting Notting Hill Carnival.

The inscription on her grave reads: “Claudia Vera Jones, Born Trinidad 1915, Died London 25.12.1964, Valiant Fighter against racism and imperialism who dedicated her life to the progress of socialism and the liberation of her own black people”.

British Subjects is produced by Anna Rose Kerr.