Kokila Bahadur Guianese Nursing Certificate

Kokila Bahadur came as a nurse trainee at the Jersey City Medical Center in 1966, the year of Guyana's independence. The first in the Bahadur family to immigrate, Kokila Bahadur sponsored her husband, children and many dozens of other relatives through provisions of the 1965 Hart-Cellar Act, the immigration law that profoundly changed the demographics of the United States.

Among the things Kokila Bahadur carried to America was her prized 1961 nursing certificate from Guiana.

Date: March 1961
Subject(s): Kokila Bahadur
Type: Text
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Location: Guyana

Collection: Gaiutra Bahadur Fellowship Project
Donor: Kokila Bahadur
Digitizer: Gaiutra Bahadur
Item History: 2020-08-24 (created); 2020-08-24 (modified)

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