racial equality

Claudia Jones

Claudia Jones was born in Trinidad in 1915, emigrated as a child to America. There she became a political activist and after becoming a communist was deported and came to Britain. She then set up the first black newspaper, the West Indian Gazette, in 1958. She is also known for helping to set up [...]

Ida B Wells

IDA B WELLS Rosa Parks,  “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”, is rightly famed for her role in bringing about racial equality in the United States,  but  71 years early Ida B Wells made her mark. Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was a [...]