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A Milford nurse made strides 100 years before her time

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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.