Caribbean-American Professor of Africana Studies and English at Cornell University Carole Boyce Davies discusses the Life and Times of Claudia Jones.
Claudia Jones is the African woman who created the London Carnival in 1959. She was an intercontinental activist and fought for the freedom and equality of African people on two continents. Born in Trinidad, Jones was a member of the Communist Party in the United States from 1936 until her deportation to Britain in 1955.
Professor Carole Boyce Davies has the distinction of being the Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters; was awarded the Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Philosophical Association; and the distinguished Africanist Award from the New York State African Studies Association.