18-06-2018 • 41 minutos

Claudia Jones (born Claudia Cumberbatch) was a journalist, Black Nationalist and prominent member of the American Communist Party. Emigrating from Trinidad to NYC at eight years old, she was an extremely well-known peace activist and worked toward civil rights and women’s rights in America. Arrested for giving a speech promoting peace and women’s rights, in 1955 she was deported to England. There she founded the nation’s first Black newspaper, continued her work fighting racism and sexism, and founded the famous Notting Hill Carnival to promote understanding between white Londoners and their Caribbean immigrant neighbors. Guest Dr. Carole Boyce-Davies is Professor of Africana Studies and English at Cornell University. She has held distinguished professorships at a number of institutions, including the Herskovits Professor of African Studies and Professor of Comparative Literary Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of Black Women, Writing and Identity: Migrations of the Subject (Routledge, 1994) and Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones (Duke University Press, 2008). Music featured in this episode included: “Afro-Cuban Lullaby” arranged by Daniel Henderson, performed by Daniel Henderson and his Big Band, “Evening Glow” composed by Daniel Henderson performed by Daniel Henderson and his Big Band, “Oasis” composed by Jennifer Duerden, performed by Crosscurrent, and “Blinded” and “Me” composed and performed by Jeff Cuno.  Want to help us “make history”? Become a Patron or Donate here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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