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Dr Juanita <I>George</I> Pierce

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Dr Juanita George Pierce

Birth
Mitchell County, USA
Death
23 Aug 2003 (aged 90)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID
7811418 View Source

Educator. Born to Cornelius and Pearl Witherspoon George. Affectionately known as "Mother Pierce," she championed education for all women, particularly those in the African-American community. She was the founding head of the Department of Women's Health and Physical Education at Texas Southern University (TSU-Houston). For 36 years, she was married to the late Dr. Joseph A. Pierce. Together they taught at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, and TSU where her husband served as the university's third president. She was a cum laude graduate of Fisk University and earned her masters and doctorate degrees from New York University in Health and Physical Education.

Educator. Born to Cornelius and Pearl Witherspoon George. Affectionately known as "Mother Pierce," she championed education for all women, particularly those in the African-American community. She was the founding head of the Department of Women's Health and Physical Education at Texas Southern University (TSU-Houston). For 36 years, she was married to the late Dr. Joseph A. Pierce. Together they taught at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, and TSU where her husband served as the university's third president. She was a cum laude graduate of Fisk University and earned her masters and doctorate degrees from New York University in Health and Physical Education.

Bio by: Deleon Todd


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  • Maintained by: D.J.
  • Originally Created by: Deleon Todd
  • Added: 31 Aug 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7811418
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7811418/juanita-pierce: accessed ), memorial page for Dr Juanita George Pierce (12 Oct 1912–23 Aug 2003), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7811418, citing Paradise North Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA; Maintained by D.J. (contributor 46939014) .