Frankie Pierce 

Honoring suffragist and Nashville native Juno Frankie Pierce, this series of murals at Frankie Pierce Park commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, as well as Pierce’s efforts seeking to improve life for African Americans. Located in a historic section of Nashville’s North Gulch, this mural pays homage to those, such as Pierce, who came first and fought for change.  

Civil rights activist Pierce played an integral part in the women’s suffrage movement in Nashville and opened the Vocational School for Colored Girls in 1923. 

Celebrating the ratification of 19th Amendment, this mural of women’s suffragists honors the work of Juno Frankie Pierce and other suffragettes.  

The scene shows women in white suffragette dresses holding signs demanding justice and votes for women. One holds the sign of the date “August 18, 1920,” the day Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. A quote from Frankie Pierce can be found in the corner, “We are asking only one thing – a square deal.” 

This mural can be seen on the south end of the underpass off Nelson Merry Street.

Found on the other side of the underpass on Nelson Merry Street in Capitol View, this mural depicts a newspaper headline on the day that the 19th Amendment passed. It includes a history of the amendment and Juno Frankie Pierce’s suffrage efforts.  

This “newspaper” mural is part of a series honoring Pierce’s impact on the Civil Rights Movement.