Juno Frankie <I>Seay</I> Pierce


Juno Frankie Seay Pierce

Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 28 Mar 1954
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 172449485 View Source
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"J. Frankie Pierce"
Note: died "around age 80," per death certificate

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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