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Ransome-Kuti, Funmilayo, 1900-1978

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Personal name headingRansome-Kuti, Funmilayo, 1900-1978
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Variant(s)Thomas, Frances Funmilayo, 1900-1978
Thomas, Funmilayo, 1900-1978
Associated countryNigeria
Birth date19001025
Death date19780413
Place of birthAbeokuta (Nigeria)
Place of deathLagos (Nigeria)
Field of activityFeminism
AffiliationWomen's International Democratic Federation Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Nigerian Union of Teachers Federation of Nigerian Women's Societies Abeokuta Urban District Council (Nigeria)
Profession or occupationEducators
Found inFor women and the nation, c1997: CIP t.p. (Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti) galley (b. Frances Funmilayo Thomas, 1900, Abeokuta [Nigeria]; d. 1978; m. I.O. Ransome-Kuti; also referred to as Funmilayo Thomas)
Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 18, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Ransome-Kuti, Funmilayo; Frances Abigail Olufunmilayo Thomas; feminist, nationalist, educator; born 25 October 1900 in Abeokuta, Nigeria; studied in England (1919); served on executive board of Nigerian Union of Teachers (1950s); chairman of the Advisory Board of Education, Nigeria (1969); founder and president of the Abeokuta Ladies Club (ALC) (1932), which later changed names and in 1953 became the Federation of Nigerian Women's Societies (FNWS); was elected vice president of Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF) (1953); was president of Nigerian branch of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) (1963) and was appointed to the Abeokuta Urban District Council (1949-1960); received the Order of the Niger (1965) and honorary doctor of laws degree from University of Ibadan (1971); died 13 April 1978 in Lagos, Nigeria)