Ann Todd Jealous

Ann Todd Jealous’ interest in human rights began at age thirteen when she joined the first group to desegregate a previously all-white public high school for girls in Baltimore. Attending Antioch College and American University and fighting for civil rights taught her about hatred, fear, ignorance, arrogance and the powerful courage of allies.

As a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines in the 1960s, she witnessed social oppression in another country.  Nearly fifty years of interracial marriage and co-parenting with a conscious and loving husband opened her heart to white racial grief.

Teaching college students and nearly thirty years of work in psychotherapy and diversity training provided innumerable stories and the privilege of facilitating healing for more than a thousand white people. Ann is a gold life member of the NAACP, a founding member of the Monterey Chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute, and a board member of The Village Project, Inc.  in Seaside.  On March 14th, 2016, she was honored as “Woman of the Year,” for the 29th Assembly District of California.

Ann and Fred Jealous have been married for 55 years.  They were interviewed by their son, Ben Jealous on 6/12/17.

11 thoughts on “Ann Todd Jealous”

  1. Dear Ann!
    I just got a bulk email from your son, Benjamin, wherein I *just* learned of his accomplishments (you must be so proud of him!) and yours! I see you’ve co-authored a book (which I just ordered). I am very eager to read it.
    I hope you remember me. You’re the best therapist I’ve ever been blessed to meet. Thank you!

    • hello Cherie – i’ve just seen your note and it is good to hear from you. i do remember you! 🙂 thanks for the kudos and for your interest in Combined Destinies. i hope you are very well and that you’ll let me know what you think of the book.

  2. Hello Ann — Cecelia Epperson sent me the notice of your book. What a fabulous evening this is, on two accounts. First, to re-establish contact with someone I have thought about all these years. Second, to congratulate you on what looks to be a fantastic book that I will want to use in class. I am still teaching–African Am history at the U of Pittsburgh.

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  3. Hello Ann: I’m Larry Glasco’s sister and i met you when the both of you were students at Antioch. I’m going to the book store today and either buy the book or order it. Congrats on your son’s position with the NAACP. Antiochians always seem to be in the vanguard in what is going on in the world today. Laurence is doing great things with his writing, research and teaching>at U of Pitt.

    Esther Glasco

  4. Thanks for reaching out, Esther. I’ve sent Larry a photo of your family when I visited during our Antioch College years. I think he intends to share it with you.
    Thanks, also, for your interest in Combined Destinies. I hope you’ll find value in the book and that you’ll let us know what you think of it.
    Happy Thanksgiving! Ann

  5. I recently read your book “Combines Destinies” and was deeply affected by the touching stories. In conjunction with racism, I have always been curious about what goes in the white consciousness. However, I have never been bold enough to ask how non-African Americans were affected by racism’s poison. Your book answered many of my questions, and it brought a certain unexpected peace. It was as if, everything came full circle for me. I am a young African-American woman, who is in search of knowledge. I think it’s essential as African Americans that we know the full story, because if we don’t, racism can again thrive through jaded one-sided thinking.

  6. Greetings, Ann!
    I found this site and a treasure trove of photos and other info on your achievements in my search for the photo you mentioned in your recent email to me. That photo and the message got deleted somehow in a failed download. As a diehard book lover (librarian), I am elated to learn that you are also a published writer. I’m uncertain if any of those photos is the Smithsonian image.

  7. Hi cousin! I just heard about you book and am ordering it. I have had many conversation about racism with non blacks that have been very enlightening. Sharing experiences has always been positive. After 43 years, I am planning to retire from education this year. I have been the only black teacher in a high school in Rose Tree Media, PA for two years, a mathematics teacher and Title I Supervisor in Philadelphia,PA for almost 25 years and now a mathematics teacher in rural Emporia,VA. it wasn’t until my husband I moved to Virginia that I even began to consider the impact that racism has on both blacks and whites. Their stories of helplessness and shame have been heartbreaking.
    I will respond to you after completing the book. congratulations.

  8. Dear Ann, You may not remember me but I’ll give it a try.

    I’m a friend of Yvonne Carter (Gregory). With whom you shared an apartment on Arkansas Avenue in times long past. I remember you well though I probably haven’t seen you since your wedding day. This is just to let you know that I have thought of you often, particularly in light of all that you, Fred and Ben have accomplished.

    I have stayed in touch with Yvonne all these years. She is back home in Hampton but Jonathan lives here, so she visits now and then. Her 80th and Jonathan’s 50th are within a few weeks of one another in December, and they hosted a delightful gathering (at a French restaurant, naturally): my 80th was within a few days of both and that”s just one more reason we’re kindred spirits. I felt right at home

    Congratulations again, Ann, on accomplishments to numerous to mention.

    Warren McKay

  9. Dear Ann,

    Hello! So nice to see your picture and remember you. A very long time ago when I was a client of yours, you asked me to send you a post card when I got my first dog. That was before the internet. I got a 4 year old hound dog in May 2018. I wanted to let you know!

    Take care Ann. Love,
    Shannon Hacker (Noorzad)


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