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Video – Martha Minerva Franklin Tribute Film

YouTubeConnecticut Women’s Hall of Fame

The Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame pays tribute to New Milford native Martha Minerva Franklin, a pioneer in the struggle for black equality in the early 1900s. Franklin founded the first national association for black nurses in America—The National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses—which became a catalyst for fighting discrimination and improving the quality of life for both black nurses and their patients.

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Websites

“Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame,” 2017. Link.
“Martha Minerva Franklin.” Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame, 2016. Link.
“Martha Minerva Franklin Gravesite.” Connecticut Freedom Trail, 2016. Link.
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