Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Hulda Margaret Lyttle 1889-1983

Marker ID: THC 3A 152
Location: on Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Blvd, nashville, TN
County: Davidson
Coordinates: N 36° 10.015    W 086° 48.341
  36.16691666    -86.80568333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Hulda Margaret Lyttle

In 1913, Hulda M. Lyttle was one of three graduates in the first nursing education class of Meharry's G. W. Hubbard Hospital. In 1916, Lyttle returned to Meharry as Director of Nurse Training. Between 1921 and 1938, she served as superintendent of the hospital and of nurses, and director of the nursing school. In May 1938, Lyttle was appointed dean of Meharry's School of Nursing, the medical school's first African-American female dean of an academic division and one of the first African-American deans of nursing in the United States.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.