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6th July 2020

Claudia Jones – fascinating connections

Black woman of about 35 years old

Here are the recordings of our Talk and Q&A about Claudia Jones at our Journeys book launch. It proved fascinating, not least because we had in the audience a relative of Claudia Jones.

Part 1: Who was Claudia Jones and how did she come to set up a West Indian carnival in St Pancras Town Hall?

Part 2: What was Claudia’s involvement in The West Indian Gazette?

In Part 2, Joyce Fraser talks about her play about Claudia, The West Indian Gazette and Sam King, her politics, relationship with Manu and her personal life.

With thanks to:

Joyce Fraser of the Black Heroes Foundation

Esther Leslie

Manu and Claudia

http://abhimanyumanchandaremembered.weebly.com/manu-and-claudia.html

Lambeth Borough Council for images:

CLAUDIA JONES AT THE ‘AFRICAN WOMEN’S DAY’ CELEBRATION

Image of carnival Getty images

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