Claudia Jones

Claudia Jones (1915-1964).

Claudia Jones was the founder of Notting Hill Carnival. A pioneering journalist and political activist. Claudia Jones was born in Trinidad and raised in New York before moving to London. In 1958 she launched the West Indian Gazette, it was an anit-racist newspaper campaigning for social equality. That same year, she launched the famous Caribbean Carnival, still to this day it celebrates the beauty of West Indian culture and heritage, in response to the Notting Hill race riots. It was the UK's first ever indoor carnival, first held at St Pancras Town Hall.