The HonoreeWith Karl Marx’s work as a base, Claudia Jones developed her own theories. In 1949, she published her best-known piece, an essay titled “An End to the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman!” in which she links her race and gender. As a Communist Party USA organizer, leader, editor, theoretician, and journalist, she adopted the surname Jones as self-protective disinformation.
However, her communist ties led the US to deport her to the UK in 1955. Today, many consider Jones the mother of London’s Notting Hill Carnival, one of the world’s largest street festivals, which started as an attempt at unifying a Black community. Claudia Vera Cumberbatch is buried to the left of Karl Marx in Highgate Cemetery in North London.
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago, island country of the southeastern West Indies. It consists of two main islands—Trinidad and Tobago—and several smaller islands.
The ethnic makeup of Trinidad is dominated by two groups, roughly equal in size: descendants of enslaved people, whose African ancestors were brought in to work on cotton and sugar plantations beginning in the late 18th century, and Indo-Trinidadians, or East Indians, whose ancestors were primarily laborers who immigrated from the Indian subcontinent as plantation workers after the abolition of slavery in the mid-19th century.