Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Frankie J. Pierce

Marker ID: THC 3A 156
Location: 2700 Herman Street, Nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Frankie J. Pierce was born during or shortly after the Civil War. In 1921, she founded the Tennessee Vocational School for Colored Girls and served as its first superintendent until 1939. The founding of this school was aided by the Negro Women's Reconstruction Service League and the City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs which she organized. Prior to the modem civil rights movement, Pierce led her club members in a march on city hall in protest of the city's segregated public facilities. Frankie J. Pierce died in 1954.