Juno Frankie Pierce

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Juno Frankie Pierce, also known as Frankie Pierce or J. Frankie Pierce (1864-1954), was an African-American suffragist.[1][2][3][4] She also opened the Tennessee Vocational School for Colored Girls in 1923, and served as its superintendent until 1939.[3] The school continued to operate until 1979.[3] Pierce also addressed the May 1920 state suffrage convention in Tennessee.[3]

On August 26, 2016, as part of Women's Equality Day, a monument by Alan LeQuire was unveiled in Centennial Park in Nashville, featuring depictions of Pierce, Carrie Chapman Catt, Anne Dallas Dudley, Abby Crawford Milton, and Sue Shelton White.[5][6]

Pierce's niece, Nellie Griswold Francis, was also a prominent suffragist, as well as an anti-lynching and civil rights activist.[7]

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  1. ^ The African-American history of Nashville, Tennessee, 1780-1930: elites and dilemmas, by Bobby L. Lovett, University of Arkansas Press, 1999, page 232
  2. ^ Tennessee Through Time, The Later Years. Gibbs Smith. 1 August 2007. pp. 174–. ISBN 978-1-58685-806-3.
  3. ^ a b c d "Black History Month: J. Frankie Pierce founded school for girls | The Tennessean | tennessean.com". Archive.tennessean.com. 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2015-09-07.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Frankie Pierce & the Tennessee Vocational School for Colored Girls". Ww2.tnstate.edu. Retrieved 2015-09-07.
  5. ^ 5:33 PM, Aug 26, 2016. "Women's Suffrage Monument Unveiled - Story". Newschannel5.com. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  6. ^ "Nashville's Newest Monument Celebrates State's Role In Women's Winning The Right To Vote". Nashville Public Radio. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  7. ^ "Mrs. Francis paid tribute by Council". The Tennessean. 28 November 1962. Retrieved 13 April 2017.