Fanny Baker Ames


Fanny Baker Ames born Canandaigua, NY June 14, 1844 (d. 1931). Women’s rights activist; suffragist. Vice-President, Anti-Imperialist League, 1913-21, opposing annexation of Philippines.


We Anglo-Saxons are prone to think that no people is civilized that isn't made after our pattern; and we are peculiarly given to attempts at imposing our civilization upon other peoples. [Our deepest concern] is for our country . . . we long to have it free from the stain of injustice and greed.” (Oct. 5, 1903, AFSC “Resistance in Paradise”)