CJSS: Radical Reading Group: Claudia Jones and Martin Luther King Jr: Part 2


CJSS: Radical Reading Group: Claudia Jones and Martin Luther King Jr: Part 2

Sunday 19 November, 1-3pm
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Level 1

FREE, but register here for additional information in advance of the Reading Group

Nathaniel Whitfield will lead a reading group exploring Claudia Jones’ work and some of Martin Luther King Jr’s radical writings. In Part 2, we will look specifically at King’s Black Power and Nonviolence and Social Change.

The texts are available below to read in advance, but you are still welcome to attend if you are not able to read them beforehand as key parts of the text will be highlighted during the session.

Part 1 of the Radical Reading Group will take place on Friday 17 November, 2-4pm at The NewBridge Project : Gateshead. You can attend either or both of the sessions.



Martin Luther King Jr, Black Power

Martin Luther King Jr, Nonviolence and Social Change


The Claudia Jones Space Station is part of Freedom City and has been commissioned by The NewBridge Project in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.


The Claudia Jones Space Station is a temporary, living monument named after pioneering Trinidad-born journalist and activist Claudia Jones.

Over the course of four days, The Claudia Jones Space Station will perform an experiment in community formation, involving visitors, collaborators and participants from throughout the region.

Inspired by the model of the Space Station – where multiple experiments take place simultaneously – the CJSS invites you to take part in a range of workshops, events and screenings organised in partnership with artists, activists and collectives concerned with questions of social justice, from Newcastle/Gateshead and beyond. Private or individual meetings, conversations and exchanges can also take place within the space.


The Newbridge Project