Categories: Health and Medicine, New Milford, Social Movements, Women, Work
Video – Martha Minerva Franklin Tribute Film
YouTube – Connecticut 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.