From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Tyler, Nancy Pe-ral

From Hickory, KY, Tyler was the first African American to graduate from Murray State University, in 1961 receiving her B.S. in Elementary Education. While a student, Tyler was a member of the Association for Childhood Education and the Student National Education Association. Information provided by the Murray State University Library.

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“Tyler, Nancy Pe-ral,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 5, 2023,

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