Henry Sivenandan's Census Record
This U.S. Census record from 1940 provides a picture of a family from British Guiana with Indo-Caribbean last names identified as "Negro." Henry Sivenandan, an elevator operator in a loft building, and his wife Agnes, who worked in a dress factory, lived in Harlem with their toddler Saundra and Agnes' widowed older sister, Rose Persad, who worked as a seamstress in a dress factory. It is unclear if they self-identified as African-American or were marked as such by census takers.
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Location: New York, NY
Collection: Gaiutra Bahadur Fellowship Project
Digitizer: Gaiutra Bahadur
Item History: 2020-10-26 (created); 2020-10-26 (modified)
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