Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind

Session 3: Black Feminist West Indian Communist-On Claudia Jones

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Jones was known for giving out book lists to women she met on the street, in the laundromat and everywhere else.  Our radical reading group honors this legacy.

Jones was known for giving out book lists to women she met on the street, in the laundromat and everywhere else. Our radical reading group honors this legacy.

Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind: Session 3

Claudia Jones—Co-Sponsored by the People’s Durham Initiatve

March 31st 6pm

Potluck at Lex’s House (alexispauline@gmail.com for directions)

In her crucial book on the political life of Claudia Jones,  Carole Boyce Davies describes Jones as “Left of Karl Marx.” Jones is literally buried in the same cemetery as Marx, to his left, but Boyce Davies is also suggesting that Claudia Jones a rarely remembered black feminist Trinidadian communist organizer who was deported during the McCarthy Era for her radical beliefs and activities, is also left of Marx politically because her black feminist approach and her empahsis on cultural transformation challenged the limits of Marxism.

In her essay “An End to the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Women” (download here) Claudia Jones articulates her understanding of how black feminism can transform the left in a revolutionary way.  Join us, in Durham or wherever you are in reading and discussing this essay this month (because every month is women’s history month!!!!)

love,

Lex

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