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Claudia Jones

Claudia Jones

Trinidad & tobago-born british black nationalist, communist and political activist

Claudia Jones is a journalist and communist and feminist activist originally from Trinidad and Tobago. The author of the concept of "triple oppression": class, racial and gender.

As a child, she moved with her family to the United States, where she became a member of the communist and African-American movements under the pseudonym Jones as a "self-protective disinformation." Due to the political persecution of Communists in the United States, she was deported in 1955 and subsequently resided in the United Kingdom. In 1958, she founded the first major British black newspaper, the West Indian Gazette.


February 15, 1915
Claudia Jones was born in Port of Spain.


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