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 Juno Frankie <I>Seay</I> Pierce

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Juno Frankie Seay Pierce

Birth
Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death
28 Mar 1954
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID
172449485 View Source

"J. Frankie Pierce"
Note: died "around age 80," per death certificate

Honored in Nashville, TN on the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument dedicated to the people of Nashville 18 Aug 2020 at 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Also honored by having a small park named in her honor by the Metropolitan Parks Department of Nashville Tennessee. The park is at the location of the old "Hell's Half Acre" near the Tennessee State Capitol, where she lived as a small child. She was able to get an education and lived a life of contribution to help African American women and children. She was a suffragist who helped guarantee Tennessee would be the 36th and final state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment granting the vote to women. For her efforts she was included on the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument and honored with a park named after her.
She had no children but left a beloved niece Nellie Griswold Francis (1874-1969) who took care of her in her last years. See Find a Grave page for Nellie Griswold Francis by clicking on the site of Maggie Griswold (1856-1906), her Mother.

Founder of the Tennessee Vocational School for Colored Girls, she was a leader in civic and religious organizations, notably founder of the Nashville City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs (CWC), president of the Negro Women's Reconstruction League, member of the first Committee of Management of the Blue Triangle League of the YWCA, and a leader in the black suffrage movement. She is one of the five women depicted in the Tennessee Suffrage Monument unveiled August 26, 2016, in Centennial Park.

Among her many accomplishments, Mrs. Pierce and the CWC successfully advocated for department store restroom facilities for black women, resulting in Montgomery Ward providing the first such facilities in Nashville.

"J. Frankie Pierce"
Note: died "around age 80," per death certificate

Honored in Nashville, TN on the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument dedicated to the people of Nashville 18 Aug 2020 at 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Also honored by having a small park named in her honor by the Metropolitan Parks Department of Nashville Tennessee. The park is at the location of the old "Hell's Half Acre" near the Tennessee State Capitol, where she lived as a small child. She was able to get an education and lived a life of contribution to help African American women and children. She was a suffragist who helped guarantee Tennessee would be the 36th and final state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment granting the vote to women. For her efforts she was included on the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument and honored with a park named after her.
She had no children but left a beloved niece Nellie Griswold Francis (1874-1969) who took care of her in her last years. See Find a Grave page for Nellie Griswold Francis by clicking on the site of Maggie Griswold (1856-1906), her Mother.

Founder of the Tennessee Vocational School for Colored Girls, she was a leader in civic and religious organizations, notably founder of the Nashville City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs (CWC), president of the Negro Women's Reconstruction League, member of the first Committee of Management of the Blue Triangle League of the YWCA, and a leader in the black suffrage movement. She is one of the five women depicted in the Tennessee Suffrage Monument unveiled August 26, 2016, in Centennial Park.

Among her many accomplishments, Mrs. Pierce and the CWC successfully advocated for department store restroom facilities for black women, resulting in Montgomery Ward providing the first such facilities in Nashville.


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