Kokila Bahadur in Sari

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.

In this portrait of Kokila Bahadur, taken when she returned to Guyana in 1974 for a family wedding, she wears a sari brought from India for her by a fellow nurse in Jersey City.

Date: 1974
Subject(s): Kokila Bahadur
Type: Photograph
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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