Claudia Jones (1914 -1964), black freedom fighter and editor of the West Indian Gazette, whose grave lies next to the Karl Marx memorial at Highgate Cemetery, was deported to Britain following the McCarthy trials in America for her stance against racism and her work as a Black activist and communist. In London she founded the West Indian Gazette in Brixton in 1958, which served to make the fast growing population of British West-Indians and Afro-Asian peoples more politically and socially aware. She was a powerful speaker and an exceptional journalist. The Gazette was to fold six months after her death on December 25th, 1964.Photograph by kind permission of Anne Ward.Ref: SPd 5129
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