12 Deals of Christmas -starting Monday
AMBER ALERT – Share to help find missing 1-year-old

A Milford nurse made strides 100 years before her time

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MILFORD--A Milford-born nurse stood up for racial equality in the field of nursing--a field that at her time was predominately made up of white women--about 100 years before the civil rights movement changed the country.

Not content with her surroundings or the lack of opportunity for her and her fellow African American nurses in the field, she founded the National Association for Colored Graduate Nurses in 1908.

On this week's Hidden History, and right at the start of Black History Month, photojournalist Mike Townsend brings us the story of Martha Minerva Franklin and her journey for equal rights.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.