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Claudia Jones (Cumberbatch)
Organizer and Renaissance Person
(1915 – 1964)
Trinidad and Tobago

With Karl Marx’s work as a base, Claudia Jones developed her own theories. In 1949, she published her best-known piece, an essay titled “An End to the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman!” in which she links her race and gender. As a Communist Party USA organizer, leader, editor, theoretician, and journalist, she adopted the surname Jones as self-protective disinformation. However, her communist ties led the US to deport her to the UK in 1955. Today, many consider Jones the mother of London’s Notting Hill Carnival, one of the world’s largest street festivals, which started as an attempt at unifying a Black community. Claudia Vera Cumberbatch is buried to the left of Karl Marx in Highgate Cemetery in North London.

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