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.