Motee Singh's Arrival Record

Motee "Kid" Singh, a professional boxer, arrives in New York in 1931 on the steamship Munamar and is identified on the passenger manifest as an "East Indian" able to read and write English and "Hindoo." The featherweight champion was born in Berbice, Guiana in 1909 and first arrived in the United States in 1924. He competed across the world, from South Africa to England to Chicago and Brooklyn. He died in London, England in 1971.

Early Immigration, Sports & Athletics

Date: Circa 1931
Type: Text
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Location: New York, NY

Collection: Gaiutra Bahadur Fellowship Project
Item History: 2020-10-22 (created); 2020-10-22 (modified)

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