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Black Women's Digital Media and Activist Experiences in Britain

Claudia Jones Memorial Lecture 2020

The NUJ's Claudia Jones Memorial Lecture, recorded during Black History Month in October, is now online.

Organised by the NUJ's Black Members' Council, this year's lecture is on Black Women's Digital Media and Activist Experiences in Britain. It runs to 35 minutes including includin a minute-and-a-half introduction.

The speaker is Francesca Sobande, lecturer in digital media at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Culture. Francesca is introduced by NUJ Black Members' Council Chair Marc Wadsworth. The lecture is here.

The annual lecture remembers Claudia Jones, the pioneering radical Trinidadian journalist who moved to New York in the 1920s, where she reported on poverty and discrimination, before being deported for her Young Communist League activities. She received asylum in the UK, founded the West Indian Gazette in London and was instrumental in founding the Notting Hill Carnival. Claudia is buried next to Karl Marx in Highgate Cemetery.