Cover of a 1965 issue of True Detective

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.

While reading True Detective magazine in 1965, Kokila Bahadur stumbled on an ad from the Jersey City Medical Center seeking nurse trainees. She responded and was accepted into the program, her pathway to the United States a year later.

Date: November 1965
Subject(s): Kokila Bahadur
Type: Publication
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program

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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