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Martha Minerva Franklin

September 26th in African American History – Martha Minerva Franklin

September 26, 1968 Martha Minerva Franklin, founder of the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses, died. Franklin was born October 29, 1870 in New Milford, Connecticut. She graduated from the Women’s Hospital Training School in 1897, the only black graduate in her class, and in the early 1900s moved to New Haven, Connecticut. After two […]

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